Bartenders We Love:: Julia Momose

by Negronis Greg

Julia Momose is a highly regarded bartender and mixologist based in Chicago, Illinois. She is known for her innovative approach to cocktail making and her dedication to using high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients in her drinks.


Momose's signature cocktail is the "Lobster Cocktail," which she created while working at GreenRiver, a bar and restaurant in Chicago. The drink is a savory twist on the classic cocktail, incorporating lobster broth and a blend of spirits for a rich and complex flavor.

Here is the recipe for Momose's "Lobster Cocktail" cocktail:


  • 1 oz Hendricks Gin
  • 1 oz M&R Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz tomato water
  • 1/2 oz lobster broth
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist and a sprig of fresh thyme.

The "Lobster Cocktail" has become a popular drink in the cocktail world, and has been featured on menus at bars and restaurants around the globe.

In addition to her work as a bartender, Momose has also been involved in a number of other projects in the cocktail industry. She has co-founded the Chicago chapter of Speed Rack, an all-female bartending competition, and has been a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences.

If you're interested in learning more about Julia Momose and her work, you can check out her website,, where she shares information about her latest projects and events. You can also follow her on social media, including Instagram (@juliamomose), where she shares updates on her latest cocktail creations and industry insights.

Overall, Julia Momose is a highly talented and innovative mixologist who has made a significant impact on the cocktail industry. Her signature cocktail, the "Lobster Cocktail," is a testament to her creative approach to mixology, and her work as an educator and mentor has helped to elevate the craft of cocktail making.

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