Many times the Bartender is in a good position to observe this. Even better – if I have time, and it seems appropriate in the moment, I’ll walk the guests out…open the door for them, make conversation and wish them a good evening. I find it to be such a simple thing and genuine expression of Hospitality.
Take a listen to the Bartender Journey Podcast No. 225 with the audio player on this page, or on Apple Podcasts/ Google Play Music/ Stitcher Radio for a slice of the Tales experience! We chat with Allen Katz from New York Distilling Company and Jake Burger of Portobello Road Gin.
Cocktail of the Week:
This is one of those drinks that everybody has heard of, but doesn’t get ordered very often and a lot of people have no idea what’s in it.
I borrow this recipe from Tristan Stevenson’s Book The Curious Bartender: The artistry and alchemy of creating the perfect cocktail
1 ¼ oz London Dry Gin
1/2 oz Cherry Heeing Liqueur
Barspoon of Benedictine
½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Club Soda to top
Build in a Highball glass (or sling glass). Stir with ice. Top with Club Soda. Lemon garnish.