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 92 - Great Gatsby Inspired Cocktails
Tara Wright is the head bartender at 21 Club, the historical speakeasy located on 52nd street in New York City. During our time speaking with Tara, she explained to us the special cocktails she created inspired by the upcoming movie, The Great Gatsby and why they are representative of that time period and that movie specifically. Tara also gave us the historical backstory to the historical establishment that was opened on December 31, 1929. She tells us the creative way in which they were able to conceal the cases and cases of alcohol, using a 5,000 pound brick door and a dip switch.
"It [gin] was popular with F. Scott Fitzgerald because he believed that you couldn't smell it on his breath so it was an ideal drink". [7:30]
--Tara Wright on The Speakeasy…read more