Specialty drinks Special events / private functions Training
Restaurant bars: Is your bar as good as your food? Are your bartenders as good at what they do as your kitchen staff? If your food is really good and your bar is really only good enough, it’s time to raise the bar!
Caterers, Party Planners & Event Coordinators: Having a signature or featured cocktail for an event is all the rage. So is the move to classically crafted cocktails. I can help you offer a classic or classically influenced option to your clients.
Classic Cocktail Hour (or two): A flexibly structured visiting mixologist program for a slow night at a bar but can also be adapted for special events or private parties.
The horses are running at breakaway speed with this classically crafted cocktail bandwagon. My hand is out to help you climb aboard.
I love classic cocktails. From reading to researching to taste testing to bar hopping, I’ve spent a great deal of my free time in this contemporary return to classically influenced drinks.
Using the knowledge I gained from my Guerrilla Cocktails experiments along with all the creative drink concepts I have stolen along the way, it is my contribution to America’s cocktail culture to let my friends and neighbors in on the secret. Some of it really is rocket science. Most of it is not. With a few basic bartending skills and a reasonably stocked bar, almost anyone can join the classic cocktail revolution.
What I can do for you: Including the Classic Cocktail Hour (or two) visiting mixologist program.
The Five Archetypes of Classic Mixology: A learned overview of how I distilled over two centuries of mixology into five archetypal mixtures.
Guerrilla Cocktails: Like a contemporary Johnny Applejack planting the seeds of classically influenced cocktails, I applied these simple archetypes to create spontaneous, off the cuff cocktails using only the resources immediately available. This is a blog documenting my visits to local establishments, friends’ liquor cabinets, and even my own kitchen