Location: New York City
Cocktail Ideology: Learn the rules before you break them.
Cocktail Strategy: Strategy?
First Cocktail Memory: My mom drinks one cocktail: Beefeater on the rocks with an olive (a pitted olive), and a twist of lemon. As a kid I remember several different occasions where a cowed server was banished back to the bar because they’d gotten one of the ingredients wrong. I was always amazed that she was so specific.
Cocktail Inspiration: My fellow bartenders.
Cocktail I can’t live without: Whiskey and soda.
Favorite Bar Tool: Shaker.
Secret Ingredient: Blind luck.
Guilty Pleasure: Irish Car Bombs. The name is mildly offensive and it’s basically a drink reserved for obnoxious frat boys.
Milk or Dark: Dark
Dogs or Cats: Dogs.
Sauna or Steam: Sauna I guess. I don’t like spending time in public with my shirt off.
If you were stranded on a desert island what three bar tools would you want to have with you?
Knife, mixing glass, and a bar towel on the advice of Douglas Adams.