Lynnette Marrero


Years of Participation


Lynnette Marrero’s career began at NYC’s Flatiron Lounge alongside cocktail savant Julie Reiner. Marrero quickly made the transition from cocktail-waitress to bartender and knew that the spirits industry was her true calling. She moved quickly from cocktails bars to restaurant bars to consulting and designing award winning bar programs in New York City. She left on premise to shadow Zacapa Rum Master Blender in Guatemala and work as a Rum Ambassador for two years. After she created her own company Drinksat6, cultivating a new generation of cocktail bartenders and elevating the bar at restaurants.

In 2015, Marrero opened and is now the Bar Director at Brooklyn hotspot The Llama Inn and the newly opened Llama San, which just received a glowing three-star review from the New York Times. Marrero has also been honored by the James Beard Awards as one of America’s Leading Female Mixologists 2009, named Food & Wine and Fortune Magazine’s Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink in 2015, and Wine Enthusiasts’ Mixologist of the Year in 2016. In July 2019, Marrero received the Tales of the Cocktails’ Spirited Awards World’s Best Bar Mentors and the inaugural Philanthropy Award with co-founder Ivy Mix for their work in Speed Rack. She also placed in the Drinks International Bar World 100 in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 . Marrero launched the Mixology platform in March 2020. She was recently named the 50 Best Bars Altos Bartender’s Bartender for 2021.
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