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 52 - Hospitality & Rum with James Menite
This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits and chats with James Menite of Don Q Rum. Learn how James went from a normal job to becoming one of New York City's premiere bartenders. Learn more about why James thinks rum is the next "breakout spirit" and how hospitality is more important than people think when it comes to bartending. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.
"If you make it as a bartender/mixologist in New York City, the world is your oyster."
"We're in a lucky business. People are winning cash prizes for bartending and traveling across the world. There's no other profession where you get that luxury."
"When cocktails are so expensive, people don't just want a drink they want an experience...[because of that], hospitality driven establishments are doing really well right now."
--bartender James Menite on The Speakeasy…read more