Hemant Pathak

Bartender, Beverage Director, Mixologist
Hemant Pathak

New York City

About Hemant Pathak

Hemant Pathak is the Mixologist/Bar Manager of Junoon, an award-winning restaurant in New York redefining Indian gastronomy and elevating it to unprecedented heights. Earning both a Michelin star and a Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence for seven consecutive years since opening in 2010, it sets the gold standard of Progressive Indian cuisine by marrying the best of India’s culinary past with its worldly future. An acclaimed bartender and mixologist, Hemant is responsible for creating Junoon’s world class cocktail, spirits, and beer programs,including all purchasing and inventory control, as well as staff training and education. Hemant holds court at Junoon’s high-end cocktail lounge, which he views as his stage for creating unique and contemporary quaffs that integrate rare herbs and spices of his native India that can be found at no other bar. His culinary-driven cocktails celebrate seasonal ingredients and respect the classic mixology canon, while incorporating the latest techniques and thinking. By engaging in hours of conversation with Junoon’s chefs, tasting their dishes, and listening to their ideas and inspirations, Hemant creates striking and innovative libations, what he calls “glasses of experience,” that best complement Junoon’s culinary offerings. Hemant’s multiple accolades include winning the 2012 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition in India and representing his country in the global competition that year. This followed winning top honors at the 2011 Diageo World Class Global Competition in the “Classic Cocktail with a Twist” category. A Certified VITI 1 Sommelier from American Sommelier, Hemant also holds advanced certifications in Tequila and Bourbon. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management & Tourism from India’s National Institute of Hotel Management.

My Venues

  • Bhog
    397 Cromwell Ave
    Rocky Hill, CT
  • Junoon
    27 W 24th St
    New York, NY

Accolades

  • HT Crystal Award
  • 2011 Diageo World Class “Best Bartender In India”
  • Diageo World Class Global “Classic and Vintage Drinks with a Twist”

Behind the Scenes

Cocktail: Coffee and
"Cocktail: Coffee and Banana Old Port Indian rum | Ethiopian cold brew coffee | roasted chicory | almond-banana foam Thanks @_mistermoustache for this delicious creation! Find this on in our signature cocktail list at @junoonnyc #Repost @junoonnyc ・・・ Cool off with a kick to start your weekend! Coffee & Banana Cocktail with Old Port Indian rum, Ethiopian cold brew coffee, roasted chicory, and almond-banana foam. ☕ 🍌"
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There are those that say “get
"There are those that say “get out of your comfort zone”, for me my comfort zone is what makes my soul smile! Behind the Bar, I feel at home... No matter what I do, I’ll always be back creating and interacting with patrons. That is what I love the most. Behind the bar at @junoonnyc tonight. Stop by for a cocktail or two friend. #mybliss . Photo Credit: @photos_by_peter @4thunitproductions . . . #bar #alcohol #cocktail #drink #bartender #mixologist #mixology #craftcocktail #craftcocktails #drinkup #michelin #hemantnyc #spiceman #whatsyourspice #glassofexperience #spiceinspiredmixology #spice #herb #teas #infusion #mix #india #instadrink #instamoment #instacamera"
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At My Venues