Javier de las Muelas
If with water you fill up your glasses, you’ll never write anything wise. (Thomas Moore)
Javier de las Muelas (Barcelona, 1955), trends setter and successful businessman, is considered as one of the most prominent cocktail masters in the world. He gives conferences at gastronomy forums and business schools, collaborates with media and acts as consultant to leading F&B companies. Besides, the master classes imparted by his team at Dry Martini The Academy have become him a reference in the universe of cocktails & drinks.
Javier de las Muelas is the founder of Barcelona’s notorious cocktail bar Gimlet and owner of Dry Martini, also located in Barcelona, which has been nominated for seven consecutive years in the World´s 50 Best Bars list, a privilege only reached by 6 bars worldwidd and being the first one achieving it in Continental Europe Within the same spirit of tradition, class and elegance, he created Dry Martini By Javier de las Muelas at Hotel Gran Meliá Fénix, in Madrid, Dry Martini San Sebastián at Maria Cristina Hotel, Dry By Javier de las Muelas at Gran Meliá Victoria in Palma de Mallorca.
Working as a gastronomy consultant, Javier has consolidated several alliances with important hotel chains such as Melia International Hotels being present in Madrid and Palma de Mallorca as already mentioned, Four Seasons Resort which started with Sundara, the beach club at its complex at Jimbaran Bay (Bali) and continued in December 2013 with One Ninety By Javier de las Muelas, at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Also with Paradores de Turismo de España which begins on 2013 in Aiguablava with the new Restaurant & Beach Club Mar i Vent and continues in December same year, with the new venue Dry Snow in Arties nearby Baqueira Beret Ski Station and finally with Starwood with whom he opened The Dry San Sebastian at the Hotel María Cristina and recently has consolidated the alliance with the grand opening of Dry Martini By Javier de las Muelas at the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort located at Leblon in Rio de Janeiro.
On December 2014 Javier is launching DROPLETS® By Javier de las Muelas which is a contribution to the Cocktail & Food Flavoring world. It is the result of two years of efforts in research and development. DROPLETS ® By Javier de las Muelas is 100% natural, no alcohol and it opens endless possibilities in gastronomy, both cooking and mixology.
In 2015, the alliance with the Eurostars Hotels group has been consolidated with the opening of THE CORNER Barcelona, Cordoba, Granada, Toledo, La Toja, Santander in Spain and THE CORNER Munich, Berlin, Brusels, Lisboa and Prague in Europe to be followed by many others.
International expansion has continued with the opening of Dry Martini By Javier de las Muelas at the Meliá White House London.
2016 is shaping up again as a year full of challenges and possibilities. The first steps have been taken with the recent opening of two new venues in Thailand at Four Seasons: Ratree Bar Chiang Mai, and Burma Bar Chiang Rai and the new alliance with Condes Hotels with the aperture of Hall-O at Monument Barcelona.
The Javier de las Muelas creativity is now routed to a new and exciting project: the opening of a new Dry Martini in the American continent, specifically in San Luis Potosi (Mexico) with Hilton group with its brand CONRAD Hotels & Resorts .
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