David Alan

David Alan, The Tipsy Texan

David Alan, Director of Trade Education & Mixology for the Patron Spirits Company, is a professional bartender and twenty year veteran of the hospitality industry. In 2007, he founded The Tipsy Texan consultancy, based in his hometown of Austin, TX, becoming an outspoken voice for the emerging craft cocktail and spirits scene. He has worked on a number of high-profile restaurant openings, and has judged, organized competed in and won numerous cocktail competitions. David is a co-founder of the first Texas chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) and in 2013 he published his first book, Tipsy Texan: Spirits and Cocktails from the Lone Star State.