Arnulfo Rippey Calvo


  • What do you like most about being a bartender?
    What I like most about being a bartender are the Innovations I see. New drinks and techniques are still being created up to this day.
  • What’s your favorite cocktail and why?
    My favorite cocktail is an Old Fashioned. Just making one tells a lot about the bartender.
  • What’s your favorite Diageo Spirit and why?
    My favorite Diageo Spirit is the Johnnie Walker. A lot of stories and memories shared while pouring one.
  • Which bartender do you look up to the most and why?
    Naming one bartender, it would be Mari Kamata who is the Beverage Manager of The Peninsula Tokyo. A few years back, she visited the Philippines for a bar takeover and I was given the chance to work with her. I still look forward on her new creations.
  • Share with us your favorite memory of being a bartender
    My favorite memory of being a bartender is the day I became one. I started my career as a server and found a way for me to do what I love.
  • Which is your dream bar to visit?
    The Connaught Bar. Soon, I’ll be able to taste their iconic Martinis.

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