Joey Torkelson
Senior Beverage Development & Applications Manager

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Introducing Cheesehead-turned Floridian and tenured cocktail artist Joey Torkelson. She is a veteran in the craft cocktail scene, where she has built a reputation for making perfectly balanced cocktails in all shapes and sizes. Introducing Cheesehead-turned Floridian and tenured cocktail artist Joey Torkelson. She is a veteran in the craft cocktail scene, where she has built a reputation for making perfectly balanced cocktails in all shapes and sizes.

Joey’s Industry Influence:

  • Kerry Taste & Flavor Innovations Master
  • 2022 Tales of the Cocktail Fan Favorite- Deconstructed Watermelon
  • National Chains Menu Innovation for Red Lobster, Starbucks, Darden, Steak & Shake and Panda Express
  • Beverage Elevation Program for Brooklyn Water Bagel & Just Love Coffee
  • Master Mixologist & Recipe Development for Margarita of the Month

Joey’s Go-to Recipe

Refreshing twist on the classic strawberry margarita offers a hint of coconut for a tropical twist.

Joey’s Go-to Flavor

Let luscious passion fruit whisk you away to the sultry tropics with this natural frozen mix from Island Oasis!

Philip Raimondo
Senior Beverage Development & Applications Manager

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With more than 30 years of experience in the beverage operations and hospitality industry, Philip has helped open over 100 bars, nightclubs and full-service restaurants around the world. During his time in operations, Philip served as the director of beverage for Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc., which owns and operates Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Patrick Henry Creative Promotions a beverage solutions and marketing company, as well as leading his own consulting group, Bar Starz, Inc.

He has been featured on several local and national TV segments including Americas Health Network, Fox Sunday, The Travel Channel, Fox Sports Network, WGN, “DAYTIME” and Great Day Houston.

Philip’s Industry Influence:

  • Best Cocktail - Logans Steakhouse
  • Best Beverage Menu - Night Club and Bar
  • Best Beverage Program – Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Cheers Magazine
  • Best Signature Drink - Melting Pot, Cheers Magazine
  • Best Educational Program - Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Certified Whiskey Sommelier, Whiskey Marketing Group 2015 2015
  • USA Winner and Representative at the First International Mixology Competition Placed 3rd in the World 2007
  • Master Mixologist & Recipe Development for Margarita of the Month

Philip’s Go-to Recipe

This recipe is sure to please fans of coconut. It combines the classic flavor of a Pina Colada with toasted coconut in the rum.

Philip’s Go-to Flavor

Island Oasis Watermelon is great for on-the-rocks cocktails, as well as non-alcoholic applications that makes it truly versatile.

Tony Pereyra
Beverage Specialist / Owner & Co-Founder – The Spirits in Motion

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Mixing and shaking up cocktails for well over a decade, Tony Pereyra has gained expertise in every facet of the bar and beverage industry from delivering innovation in mixology, developing structured bar programs, establishing strategic partnerships and creating positive training experiences. Today his passion for flavor, recipe development, sourcing the best ingredients for his drinks, along with training & education for national accounts keeps Tony busy throughout the year.

From developing recipes for beverage programs for operators to competing in national cocktail competitions, he continues to make his mark in the bar and beverage industry.

His current endeavor, the Los Angeles-based beverage consultancy The Spirits in Motion , has kept him involved with developing top-shelf beverage logistics since 2011. By attending and speaking at various seminars and national conferences as an industry influencer, and applying countless hours of real-time research, Tony stays ahead of the game with industry trends to deliver top notch bar and beverage solutions.

Tony’s Industry Influence:

  • Beverage Innovation Specialist National Mango Board
  • Beverage Innovation Specialist National Watermelon Board
  • National Cocktail Innovation – Tito’s Vodka
  • Beverage Director – Mise Hotel/Lodging Conference
  • 1st Place National Cocktail Competition – Ole Smoky

Tony’s Go-to Recipe

This isn’t your average sweet treat. The El Jefe Margarita packs a punch with an added spice from the fresh jalapenos.

Tony’s Go-to Flavor

Island Oasis Mango captures the freshness of real mangos in an easy to use mix to help keep your operation running smoothly.

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