Brynn Smith

Los Angeles

Cocktails, Mixology


Specialities

Cocktails, Mixology

About Brynn Smith

Brynn Smith, the bar director at Sotto in Los Angeles, is known throughout the local bartending world for her whimsical and well-crafted cocktails. Brynn is also the creative force behind Bartending Pretty, a website where she shares original recipes, professional tips and tricks, and playful inspiration for cocktail masters-in-the-making.  

Originating from Washington State, Brynn is now based in Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the hospitality industry before turning her passion for craft cocktails into her current, full-time career. Her practiced philosophy is rooted in a respect for fresh and seasonal ingredients, high-quality artisan liquor, the classiness of tradition, and the inherent beauty of creativity.


Interview with Chef Brynn Smith



Brynn Smith's Video Tutorials

Deconstructed White Russian

Brynn Smith
Easy

Impress guests with this beautiful, layered version of a White Russian.

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An Introduction to Aperitivos and Digestivos

Brynn Smith
Intermediate

Become familiar with the differences between aperitivos and digestivos, and learn how these drinks can enhance the experience of a meal.

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How to Flame a Peel

Brynn Smith
Easy

Enhance the flavor of cocktails and impress house guests with this "a-peel-ling" bartending skill.

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How to Infuse Liquor

Brynn Smith
Easy

Infusing liquor is an easy way to personalize a traditional drink recipe with the flavors of herbs and fruits.

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An Introduction to Grappa

Brynn Smith
Easy

Develop an appreciation for this punchy Italian liqueur by learning about its origins, production process, and flavor nuances.

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Traditional Aperol Spritz

Brynn Smith
Easy

Bold notes of rhubarb and bitter orange are brightened with bubbly Prosecco to make a lively and refreshing summer cocktail.

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The “Other” Margarita With Italian Liqueur

Brynn Smith
Easy

Italian liqueurs are combined with citrus juice and tequila for a Mediterranean twist on a classic Mexican cocktail.

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How to Layer Cocktails

Brynn Smith
Intermediate

Add an element of complexity to cocktails by building distinct layers of flavor in the glass.

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Earl Grey Tea Infused Old Fashioned

Brynn Smith
Easy

Elevate a classic cocktail with the warm, nuanced flavor of tea-infused bourbon.

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Dark and Stormy With Fresh Made Ginger Syrup

Brynn Smith
Easy

This refreshing, effervescent rum cocktail gets a kick of spice from fresh ginger syrup.

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