Raphaela bartender

Purl would not function if it were not for the incredible team we have behind the bar. Rafaela, originally from Portugal, started at Purl in September 2016, as a waitress but when she started to learn about bar tendering she moved to bar back and swiftly made her way up bartender.


When did you start working in hospitality?
I started to work in hospitality 4 years ago when I finished school in Portugal.

Why did youchoose this career?

I decided to do an internship at a resort and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve been working in this industry ever since.

What do you like about working behind the bar?
I’ve worked in a bar for about a year now so because I’m still learning, everything is very exciting and new to me. I enjoy learning about new drinks, new spirits and new trends in the industry.

Favourite cocktails?
I’ve always been a big fan of an Old Fashioned. At the moment, as I have started to enjoy more bitter drinks, I usually go for a Boulevardier.

Favourite cocktail tool?
One of my favourite tools is the bar spoon, I guess that’s why I really like to stir a cocktail.