Tess Posthumus is a bartender and freelance hospitality professional. She travels around the globe and recently opened her own bar: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails in Amsterdam, where she and her team mixes the most delicious cocktails, while focussing on building a true cocktail culture in the Netherlands.
Tess Posthumus studied Media & Culture at the University of Amsterdam and completed her Sociology Masters in 2014. During her studies, Tess worked in the hospitality industry where she fell in love with the wonderful world of mixology. For eight years she worked at one of the best bars in the world: Door 74 in Amsterdam. Her talent hasn’t gone unnoticed, as Tess won several national and international competitions. She turned the side job into a professional career and travels around the world as a freelance hospitality professional.
In 2017 Tess opened her own cocktailbar together with Timo Janse, called Flying Dutchmen Cocktails. Here she and her team aim to build a true cocktail culture in the Netherlands by focussing on (neo-)classic cocktails and education for guests and the Dutch hospitality industry.
Besides Flying Dutchmen Cocktails, Tess is an in demand hospitality consultant, (co-)owner of Perfect Serve Barshow Amsterdam, Difford’s Guide Netherlands, Amsterdam Cocktail Week and responsible for the bar program of The Tailor at NH Collection Hotel Krasnapolsky and VANE Skybar at hotel NH Collection Hotel Eindhoven Centre.
She writes monthly for Delicious and More Than Drinks magazine, published two books ‘Cocktails with Tess’ & ‘Masterclass: Cocktails’ with Carrera Culinair, owns her own set of ‘The Collection’ bar tools and her third book about genever will be in stores March 2020.
You can follow Tess’ adventures on her social accounts where she writes about her experiences, posts cocktail tutorials, and updates you on her genever research.