Bartending isn't just a job: it's a lifestyle. One better than even Semi-Professional Lucha Libre Man, at least according to Nick Bennett, Bar Captain (best job title ever!) at Booker & Dax, Momofuku's boundary-demolishing cocktail sanctum. To get a little color on his life behind the bar, we sat down with Nick to yap about bartender fashion, why daiquiris are actually an amazing cocktail, and of course, mustaches. On how he got into serious bartending "I started at my uncle's sports bar mostly just slinging beer and whiskey, but every once in a while Cosmopolitans, Chocolate Cake shots, and other classy drinks would come up. I started watching Three Sheets with Zane Lamprey and took an interest in the ingredients, then started researching classic cocktails and began meeting some of the best craft bartenders in Manhattan while developing my own style. I think that was around the same time my uncle fired me." On why being a bartender is the best job ever "Could you excuse me for a moment? I'm stepping into a meeting with my closest friends, during which we will taste new cocktails, discuss how we can make them so good that fans will seek them out from across the country, and learn about something we're all genuinely interested in. What do you do in your meetings?"