Mixologist Meaghan Dorman of Raines Law Room - Biography
New York, NY
Meaghan Dorman has a foothold in (at least) two of New York’s strongest cocktail arenas: Raines Law Room and the New York City chapter of LUPEC (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails). Currently head bartender, Dorman has worked at Raines since it opened in 2009, seeing it into its fourth year as one of the city’s iconic dens of sophisticated mixology.
Her work hasn’t gone unnoticed. In 2012, Raines was one of the top 10 finalists in the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards “Best Cocktail Menu” category, and the bar was also featured in The New York Times and GQ, among other prestigious publications. And when Dorman opened Lantern’s Keep at the Iroquois Hotel in April 2011, it quickly became a Tales of the Cocktail top 10 finalist for “World’s Best Hotel Bar.”
As a founding member of the New York City chapter of LUPEC, Dorman works to enhance and energize the community of local women in the spirits industry through charity work, education, and events. Dorman has presented at Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Tales of the Cocktail, Portland Cocktail Week, and the Boston Cocktail Summit. She won the 2011 Metropolitan Opera Cocktail Competition, and was a national finalist in the 2012 Viva Sangrita Competition and Diageo World Class. She was also a finalist in the 2013 International G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program, taking home the “Best Technical Skills” award.