Last Night’s Mistake - a Mouton cocktail by Logan Demmy - Mescal, Cynar, lime, simple, mole bitters
Colton grew up competitively barrel racing (horses) in Lexington, Ohio.
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If you’re looking for a classy joint to enjoy a refreshing cocktail, look no further than Mouton on High Street. The beautiful atmosphere and friendly, welcoming staff will send you into the night with a smile on your face. While you’re there be sure to introduce yourself to Colton Runion. Working for two years as a barback before stepping into his role as bartender, Colton has long known the value of customer service and how to treat patrons with kindness, respect, and dignity. He attributes his success to his mentor Logan Demmy, who instilled in him a love for the service industry long before he ever set foot behind the well.
His favorite part of the job is the fast-paced lifestyle and ever-changing clientele. “I love nothing more than meeting and interacting with new people and this job definitely accommodates that need.” He is currently working to earn a Bachelor’s degree in biological archeology with the hopes of one day obtaining a PhD.
Colton enjoys working at a unique bar that not only focuses on making fantastic, classic cocktails, but also showcases the beautiful space they are welcoming guests into: A classic speakeasy with secrets to reveal behind its ripped-off facade. Mouton has a cocktail happy hour until 7pm Monday through Friday featuring select classic cocktails and draft beer for $6. “We are a very laid back and fun bar, perfect for an after work cocktail or a night out with friends. After growing up in an incredibly small town, Columbus has certainly obtained that big city with a small town feel for someone who grew up on the farm.”