Yusef Austin is a native New Yorker since 1998, worked his way up from bartending at The Mercer Kitchen to opening the bar The Boom Boom Room under Andre Balaz’. His signature drinks were an instant hit, becoming the best selling cocktails on the menu. Yusef consults for hospitality brands including Chefs club, Landry ‘s, and hotel Escenia. He also delivers spirits education as Brand Ambassador for Elit by Stoli and Tres Papalote Mezcal. He is often referred to as the Rockstar Mixologist by Colin Cowie and has fuelled his parties and guests for every type of event all over the world, from London to Gstaad, from Florence to South Africa.