Have you ever wondered what it takes to create the perfect cocktail? Well, it’s more than just the ingredients. hosco.tv met with Miguel Angel Monroy, Bartender at the ME Madrid’s Radio rooftop bar to get insights on what it takes to be a good bartender. Miguel Angel’s passion for cocktails is obvious when you speak to him. He initially planned to learn culinary arts and become a chef, but once he studied hospitality, he fell in love with the service side of the industry as well. To him, creating cocktails is the perfect blend of creativity and service. As the man behind the glass, Miguel Angel pays attention to trends happening both globally and locally. For example, he explains that using local and seasonal ingredients not only provides better return on investment for the bar, but also makes a better cocktail for his patrons. Enjoying the perfect drink depends on more than just what’s in the glass, though, and that’s why Miguel Angel says to be a great bartender you must pay attention to the emotions and experiences of your guest. Want more tips for turning your bar into a signature stop for customers? Watch the video for Miguel Angel’s secrets to success.