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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Abraham Hawkins is a bartender at Dutch Kills, in Long Island City. Today on the studio he talks with host Damon Boelte to talk about his experience, cocktails, and even motorcycles and Hawaiian shirts! Explaining how he received his training from trying his first egg white drink, to working at Little Branch, a speakeasy based in the West Village of Manhattan in New York City, Abraham talks about summer drinks, gives us some amazing daquiri recipies, and tells us his favorite drink to make (hint: it's very simple!). Abraham also updates us on the closing of Dutch Kills, and explains to us that although the bar is closing, the future is bright for his co-workers and their team. Don't know what a michelada is? Tune-in to learn about this great summer drink! This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch. Thanks to Brothers NYC for this episode's music.
"When I first go to a bar, I first ask for a daiquiri, Old Fashioned, or Manhattan. It explains how the bar makes their drinks." [23:05]
-- Abraham Hawkins on The Speakeasy…read more