April Wachtel

April Wachtel

April is a recent transplant from Boston where she bartended for the past decade. She worked in a range of venues, from fine dining restaurants to cocktail bars, and was featured as a Bartending Iconoclast on The Sundance Channel in 2010. During her time in Boston, April simultaneously cultivated a passion for education. She merged her two passions and founded a peer-to-peer learning group called the Boston Bartenders Collaborative. April moved to New York in 2011, and spent her first year in New York bartending at Lani Kai, a modern tropical cocktail bar in Soho, and Lot 2, a farm-to-table restaurant in Brooklyn. April is now honored to represent Bacardi Rum as Brand Master Apprentice for New York. You can find her drinking and talking about rum in bars throughout the city.