The bartender in charge of operations, as well as research and development, for Colectivo Ícaro, Chuck Rivera is a mad scientist, always looking for new ways to use local ingredients. Some of the cocktails he has developed with produce from nearby farms can be sampled at one of the other bars in the collective, JungleBird, located in the Santurce neighborhood of San Juan. "We always try to work with something local, because everybody that visits Puerto Rico wants to try something from here," Rivera explains. "We always have that in mind, so when people come by, they try, basically, our roots. I am the person behind the cocktails, so I try to find different ingredients that [reflect us.] Maybe they are African, Indian, or Spanish—that's our blend, what's in our DNA."