Bar Insitute, USBG & Dad’s Hat Rye

May 24th, 2017

This week on the Bartender Journey Podcast we have not one, but two guests -- plus two road trips!

It's the Bartender Journey Podcast # 213!  Listen with the audio player on this page, or subscribe on iTunes, Android or Stitcher Radio.

  • At Bar Institute in Brooklyn, we spoke to Mr. Josh Davis. He’s a Bartender, and a fine Gentleman from Chicago who also recently started working with Bar Institute.
  • We also talk to Mr. James Menite who is a Bartender at the iconic Plaza Hotel. Another fine Gentleman from NYC, who also is the vice president of the local USBG Chapter. We talk to James on a USBG day trip to the Dad’s Hat Rye
  • Book of the Week:
    Cocktails: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks by Klaus St. Rainer. Mr. Rainer is owner and bartender at The Golden Bar in Munich Germany. This is a nice book with lots of great cocktail recipes and some good advice too.
  • Cocktail of the Week:
    Smooth Criminal
    (Bartender Journey variation)
    From our Book of the Week
    • 1 Large Chunk Fresh Pineapple - Grilled
    • 1 ¾ oz Rye
    • 2 tsp Orange Curacao
    • 1 tsp Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
    • 1 tsp Simple Syrup
    • 1 Dash Angostura Bitters
  • Muddle the Pineapple. Add remaining ingredients. Shake with ice. Double strain into a Highball glass filled with Fresh Ice. Grarnish with a piece of grilled Pineapple and a sprig of mint.
  • How do you take care of your mint behind the bar? If you have a good method, please let us know! Post your ideas on the Bartender Journey FB page!
  • USBG NY had a great time spending the day with the very small team of great people that produce the delicious Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye. As mentioned, we spoke to John Cooper from Dad’s Hat Rye on Bartender Journey #102
  • You can get more information about the USBG at org
  • Bartender Journey really wants to get you involved and get to know more about you. PLEASE visit net/survey. You can record the answers to the questions with a voice recorder app on your phone and email the file to Alternatively, on that same page, there is a link to a google form where you can just enter your answers. We’d really appreciate it!
  • Toast of the Week:

The Lord gives us our relatives,

Thank God we can choose our own friends!
-From the book: Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces Compiled by Paul Dickson


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