Washington D.C. Bar Scene and Drambuie Cocktail Competition

October 25th, 2017

This week on the podcast, it’s another edition of Bartender Journey City Spotlight, as Hazel travels to Washington DC.  She chats with Rico Wisnera bartender from the Adams Morgan neighborhood that has been in the DC cocktail scene for over 20 years.
He first started at a country club and then went onto work at a variety of places including Baltimore Inner Harbor, McCormick & Schmick’s, Dave & Buster’s, Graffiato, Ambar and Bonfire. He has been featured in media including Zagat, Washingtonian and the DC Eater and CBS Local and his last competition was this week at the Drambuie Cocktail Competition at Quarter and Glory.
Pics from the DC trip will be posted on the Bartender Journey Facebook page.
Visit Rico behind the stick at Rosario DC and the pop up Halloween Bar, Pub Dread!

Hazel also chats with French Scotty, bartender at Five to One.

Cocktail of the Week
"Done Got Wise"

1 1/2 oz Drambuie
1 oz creme de cacao
1/2 oz Monkey Shoulder
1 1/2 oz espresso
1 Dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters

National Drambuie Brand Ambassador Vance Henderson makes an appearance on the podcast this week explaining the Drambuie Cocktail Competition.  (We spent an entire episode to speaking with our friend Vance on Bartender Journey Podcast number 207).

Unrelated Podcast Suggestion of the Week:
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The Unrelated Podcast Suggestion of the Week is No Such Thing As A Fish.  
In this podcast 4 or so people get together each week with a strange fact and talk about it. The hosts are hysterical and smart and the shows are always very entertaining.  You can take some of these goofy facts and use them to start conversations at your bar.  The hosts are English and it is what I guess you’d call modern English humor. Check it out!

Book of the Week:
The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore by Robert Simonson
Well the Old Fashioned is everywhere these days and this is a comprehensive guide to the whiskey, sugar and bitters classic.
There is history plus more than forty cocktail recipes, including variations, regional twists, and contemporary updates from top bartenders around the country.

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