Name: David Muhlstein
Title: The Captain
Instagram: @captainscabinphx / @davidmuhlstein
Find me mixing at HULA’S Modern Tiki Phoenix and The Captain’s Cabin (a hidden craft cocktail bar next door to Hula’s Phoenix, tucked behind a porthole door with a wood-plank nautical decor).
Favorite drink to make: Mezcal Old Fashioned and bitters, then give it a good stir till it’s at a proper dilution.
I’d most like to make a drink for Anthony Bourdain, R.I.P.
If I could have one superpower behind the bar it would be reading minds. I figure that could come in handy and create all sorts of chaotic fun.
If I were a flavor I’d be smoky.
My biggest bartending fail: Once I dropped a whole bottle of tequila and rum while mixing drinks. Glass and booze everywhere.
My top drink and food to recommend to guests: You can’t go wrong with a classic tiki cocktail such as our Lady Saturn paired with the South Seas Fish Tacos.
When I’m not working I enjoy sipping Bourbon.
My Favorite place in town for a cocktail is HULA’S, naturally. Sometimes I like to mix it up and hit HULA’S in Scottsdale.