The Tasting Panel magazine

March 2012

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Gaston Martinez, Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador/mad scientist, at his home bar/lab. FOR MILAGRO TEQUILA BRAND AMBASSADOR GASTON MARTINEZ, HOME IS BEHIND THE BAR Mentor, Mad Scientist Mixologist, by Rachel Burkons / photos by Danielle "Deed" DeBruno S ome people are born into this business. Gaston Martinez is one of them. The son of Argentinean parents who opened the first Argentine restaurant in Las Vegas, in 1974, Gaston grew up in the hospitality industry. "It was in my life from the very beginning," he recalls. "I remember being 11 or 12 and my dad asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told him I wanted to own a restaurant or a nightclub. I'd never been to a nightclub in my life!" march 2012 / the tasting panel / 67

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