Who am i?

My name is Danil Nevsky, I am a kilt wearing, Russian born Scotsman with a questionable accent and a good hairline. My official title at Cocktails For You is Minister of Mayhem (it’s on my business card), though no one can say with any certainty what my responsibilities are; but I can confirm the quest for knowledge and discovery is the driving force behind this undertaking. 

Most notably I was a senior bartender at Tales and Spirits in Amsterdam, I have been an Academy Member for the World’s 50 Best Bars and a seminar panellist at Tales Of The Cocktail.

my Mission

The Socratic Paradox rings true and after years of working in this industry I graciously know that I know nothing, as a result The Vagabond Project was born. 

The premise is simple, travel to 12 countries over the course of 12 months, bartend in 12 of the world’s best bars and come out the other end having worked alongside and learned from some of the sharpest and brightest minds in order to share their attitude and approach. This is no small feat and I hope that others learn alongside me through this experience. 

They say the bartending community makes the world smaller and more accessible and I am here to put that to the test by fully immersing myself in foreign culture and tradition… 

Here goes nothing.


Dear bartender, I don’t know who you are. I don’t know where you are. If you are looking to learn something, I can tell you I don’t have much wisdom. But what I do have are a very particular set of friends with skills, friends I have acquired over a very long career. Friends with skills that make me a saviour for people like you. If you leave this page, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t & join the journey, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will bartend with you.
— The Vagabond