Where to find her: Jos. A. Magnus & Co.’s Murray Hill Club
Specialty: Nicole is a gin goddess. She honed her craft running The Gin Joint before joining the Jos. A. Magnus team as both a mixologist and a distiller. More specifically, gin and tonics are her specialty, because she also makes her own tonics under the moniker Chronic Tonic.
Secret weapon: Having a well-stocked spice drawer because botanicals make her world go 'round
What she’s doing when she’s not working: You’ll find her at SubDistrick -- a monthly drum and bass event at Backbar inside the 9:30 Club. That’s because she’s obsessed with German bass music that makes her feel like she’s in London in the 1990s.
Favorite thing about DC: The music scene. And how easy it is to open up a distillery.
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Laura Hayes is a DC-based food and drink writer covering all things edible for Thrillist, Washington City Paper, Food Network, Arlington Magazine, and others. When the Syracuse University grad isn't convincing people to try a burger cleanse, she's at CrossFit or making bets that her Eagles won't win six games this season. Follow her adventures: @BTMenu.