The Bar: RiRa

22-26 Market Square

Portsmouth

(603) 319-1680

www.rira.com/portsmouth

 

The Bartender: Joseph Murphy

Age entered the hospitality industry: 17, as a pizza delivery driver

What he likes about his job: Working with my hands and crafting new cocktails.

A good story: At the end of the summer, we hosted a private event, where they paid for the entire bar and restaurant. It was the International Motorcycle Festival and there were motorcycle cops here from the United States, France, Belgium, Switzerland and other places. We were insanely busy, but it was a really fun night.

On winning the lottery: I would pay off my student loans and buy a house for my parents in New Hampshire.

Dream job: In-house graphic designer for a record label.

 

The Drink: Espresso Martini

2 ounces Espresso vodka

0.5 ounce vanilla vodka

1 ounce Kahlua

1 ounce Bailey Irish Cream

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass swirled with chocolate syrup.