Mixologist Valerie Boyle of Contrada - Biography

New York, NY

January 2015

Valerie Boyle got her start in bartending at just about the right age—she was 21, and working in Honolulu, Hawaii. She may have been behind a bar, but Boyle got her first formative cocktail-specific work in Philadelphia, by then 23. Now with several more years under her belt, she’s moved into her first gig in New York City, running the Italian-driven cocktail program at the recently opened Contrada in the East Village.