Ross A. Kupitz


If you enjoyed a craft cocktail at a restaurant in Naples recently, it’s likely that you have Ross Kupitz to thank for it. Kupitz was one of the key drivers behind the city’s craft cocktail movement. He established the first true craft cocktail program in the Naples area at The Continental. Kupitz has had some of his original recipes published in cocktail magazines and Bartender Magazine featured him as beverage director of the month earlier this year.

“Providing our guests with the best quality ingredients and preparing and serving them in specific ways allow them to, even for a brief moment, be transported to anywhere else in the world,” Kupitz says.

Kupitz is an avid golfer and sports fan in general. He is also a dog lover with two of his own that he likes to bring to the Humane Society Naples events and on walks at Naples Botanical Gardens, when it’s allowed. He thoroughly enjoys traveling and exploring new places and cultures.