Name: Kat Durant
Cocktail Ideology: There is something to be said for the classics but we are lucky to be living in a new era where the cocktail is being redefined and rejuvenated and there is no end to the creativity. Mixing Sake with Savignon Blanc wine wouldn’t have been a possibility before, now the combinations are only as unusual as your taste.
Cocktail Strategy: Keep it simple so that all the flavors show through. Balance is key, there’s nothing worse than cocktail that has 5 ingredients and all you can taste is the lemon.
First Cocktail Memory: Eating the cherries out of my father’s Manhattan
Handicap: Not enough hours in the day to enjoy cocktails!
Cocktail Inspiration: My garden, Imbibe Magazine.
Cocktail I Can’t Live Without: Simple vodka martini
Favorite Bar Tool: Muddler
Secret Ingredient: Ginger
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate liquors- very chilled and served in the perfect glass.
Milk or Dark: Dark
Dogs or Cats: Cats
Sauna or Steam: Sauna
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 bar tools would you want to have with you?
Garnish peeler, muddler, shaker