Ricky Gomez – Ricky is Ketel One’s International Brand. RHe triumphed over 20 other skilled competitors in New York to win the title of Diageo’s first ever World Class U.S. Ambassador. Born and raised in New Orleans, Gomez learned his craft from some of the country’s best mixologists at NOLA’s Cure but more recently earned his reputation in Portland at Teardrop Lounge and Riffle NW. Since winning World Class, Ricky has travelled as a Diageo Ambassador, worked in TV on Bar Rescue, and most recently, returned to Portland as the chief architect of Compère Lapin’s bar space and cocktail program.