Shannon Ponche

Bartender
Shannon Ponche

New York

About Shannon Ponche

St. Louis native Shannon Ponche jumped behind the bar as soon as she was able. Ponche learned the mixology trade under renowned St. Louis bartender Ted Kilgore at Taste. After her time at Taste, Ponche made the move to New York City and has continued to surround herself with the cream of the crop in the business. Ponche took home the top prize at the 2013 Speed Rack bartending competition. It was at this event that she caught the eye of mixologist Julie Reiner of Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge and Reiner’s longtime protégée, Ivy Mix. Reiner and Mix hired Ponche at Clover Club soon after, and when they opened the pan-Latin bar and restaurant Leyenda in Brooklyn in 2015, they brought Ponche on board. This year she was appointed head bartender.

At My Venues

Reserve cocktail
$$, Happy Hour, Reservations, Full Bar, Cocktail, Bar, Lounge, Carroll Gardens
"I’ve always preferred my Westward whiskey neat or on a cube but this Reserve cocktail at Clover Club when I was last out in NYC was amazing! Cafe Boulevardier Westward American Single Malt Cocchi Di Torino Cafe Amaro Campari On a Cold Brew ice cube. Thank you @love_le 🙏🏻 Truly delicious! • • • #americansinglemalt #westwardwhiskey #cloverclubnyc #nycbars #gowestward"
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