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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The Speakeasy - Episode 91 - Julie Reiner & The Great GoogaMooga
Holy GoogaMooga! Julie Reiner, owner and operator of the Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge, chats with Damon Boelte on The Speakeasy about her role as VIP Cocktail Experience coordinator of the Great GoogaMooga Festival in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Music, food and cocktails collide at the Great GoogaMooga. Reiner is working on bringing together the city's biggest mixologists and with quality food (foie gras donut, anyone?). The festival features bars at specific times so listen to who's coming and when to catch them. With the festival only a month away, hear what goes into making a festival "cocktail experience" happen from pre-batching to planning how to serve the drinks. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
"When you get behind the bar, what's your entry song? ...you got to have your own theme song." [5:36]
"We had a ton of people last year who were cocktail people and they knew they were going to get great cocktails from the bars that were involved. It wasn't just 'Give me what you have' and throw it back." [20:08]
"Im always looking for that sweet spot that the majority of the public is going to enjoy" [24:51]
--Julie Reiner on The Speakeasy…read more