Chris McMillian

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Chris McMillian at his bar, Revel, in New Orleans
Mint julep in traditional silver cup while Chris McMillian mixes another one in the background.

Chris McMillian is a New Orleans bartender and a co-founder of The Museum of the American Cocktail.[1] Imbibe Magazine mentioned McMillian as one of the top 25 most influential cocktail personalities of the last century.[2]

McMillian, a fourth generation bartender,[3] has been the chief bartender at several New Orleans bars, including the Library Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton and Bar UnCommon. As a cocktail historian, McMillian is known for telling stories or reciting drink-themed poetry while making drinks.[4] McMillian has been mentioned in magazines such as the New York Times[5] and Wall Street Journal, and has been a public speaker at institutions such as the Smithsonian.[6][7]

He previously worked as the chief bartender at Kingfish. In addition to bartending, he and his wife, Laura, present cocktail seminars.[8]

In February 2016 McMillan opened Revel in Mid-city New Orleans. [9]

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