Wednesdays at 3:00PM EST
The theme song for The Speakeasy is "Whiskey and Loose Women" by Brothers
Tune in to The Speakeasy, every Wednesday at 4PM, where host Damon Boelte will discuss cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee and all things in the liquid universe, with guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between. Learn from some of the world's leading experts in mixology, bar history, distillation and brewing about how we enjoy imbibing today.
Damon Boelte has consulted for many bars and restaurants in New York City and beyond, and is currently is the bar director for critically heralded Prime Meats restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. He has worked with many spirits and beverage companies such as Maker's Mark, Plymouth Gin, Tito's Vodka, Corzo Tequila, the American Gin Company, Highland Park and Stumptown Coffee. You can read about his cocktails and techniques in New York Magazine, The New York TImes, Time Out, Imbibe Magazine, GQ, Edible Brooklyn & Manhattan, Saveur, Bon Apetit, La Cucina Italiana, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, Eater.com, Tastingtable.com & seriouseats.com.
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This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte speaks with bartender Garret Richard of Monkey Bar about Tiki culture, frozen cocktails, and the upcoming Brooklyn Tiki Luau! Garret Richard is currently set to work at the Brooklyn Luau at RES, a new space opened by The Franks. He has also participated in the Remixology Bartender Challenge, in which he has won the contest with his drink titled, "Guerolito," which takes inspiration from the flavors of Mexican street vendors. Also learn how Garret utilizes the frozen drink machine to create amazing cocktails with ingredients that normally do not pair well together, and what inspires Garret to continue experimenting. In the studio he also creates his signature House Mai Tai, which will be available at the RES Tiki Luau on July 27th. Tune-in find out more about Tiki cocktails, the Tiki Luau at RES, and of course the bartender himself. Congratulations once again to Damon's 100th show (which aired two weeks ago). This program has been sponsored by Rolling Press. Thanks to Brothers NYC for today's music.
"It's nice to be forced to be creative in some way." [12:00]
"One of my first bar experiences was going to the Tiki Tea - the texture you get from that drink is amazing." [24:30]
-- Garret Richard on The Speakeasy…read more