The mixologist will be crafting cocktails at the company’s spaceport facility in Boca Chica, Texas.
Cocktails to Cockpit
So you’re looking for a good way to unwind before you launch yourself into orbit. Might we recommend a delicious cocktail from the SpaceX mixologist?
The aeronautics company posted a job listing — first spotted by Benzinga — for a "passionate, experienced" spaceport mixologist for its launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas. More specifically, it’s looking for a bartender who can "prepare drinks, including hand crafted cocktail options" and has "superior mixology experience with a focus on resorts, bars, and full service restaurants."
After all, nothing pairs well with piloting massive and powerful rockets quite like, uh, a few alcoholic drinks.
Setting the Bar
It’s certainly eyebrow raising to see a company at the forefront of space travel putting resources towards hiring a bartender — but it's not completely surprising. Earlier this year, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the company was building a "futuristic bar" at the launch facility. It seems likely that the mixologist SpaceX is hiring will be working there.
Moreover, the whole thing is in line with Musk’s overall vision to bring more curious members of the public to visit the launch site.
"I super support public spaces around our production and launch sites, wherever it can be done safely and securely," he tweeted in January. "When COVID passes, we will open up our restaurant to the public and figure out ways to allow limited access to the High Bar."
For a man at the helm of two of the biggest advanced transportation companies in the world, Musk sure seems really into booze.
In October, he announced that Tesla would be producing a Cybertruck-themed beer dubbed the "Gigabier" after the company’s Gigafactory in Berlin, Germany. Last year, the company also unveiled the "Teslaquila" — a $250 lightning-shaped bottle of tequila that sold out within hours.
Now, with SpaceX hiring at least one professional mixologist, it’s becoming more and more obvious that Musk might have a goal beyond making humanity a "multiplanetary species" by colonizing Mars. He just wants to live out all of our college dreams and own a bar.
Related to Musk’s booze: Elon Musk Says That Tesla Is Making Its Own Beer