It’s not often that one can say they’ve truly lived a dream come true even if it’s in the most random of happenings. This happened to me last month when I signed on to be the Bar/Cocktail/Mixologist Consultant for the reboot of the Iconic Playboy Club in NYC. I was tasked to develop the bar and cocktail programs and train the bartenders and bunnies on the drinks. Was a bit of tough opening (aren’t they all) but in the end the cocktails have become triumphant sellers. Here’s a look at some menu and an article written about me in Playboy! Yes…just the articles! 

Cheers! 

SILHOUETTE

Empress Gin, Luxardo, Lemon, Champagne

Q

Belvedere Lake Bartezek Vodka, Dolin, Lillet, Sea Salt, Trio of Olives

CARELESS WHISPER

Grey Goose Vodka, Combier Pamplemousse, St. Germain, Cranberry

CALL ME

Ketel One Botanical Cucumber-Mint Vodka, Don Julio Blanco, Canton Ginger, Mint

A BUNNY THING 

Bacardi Cuatro Añejo Rum, Rockey’s, Green Chartreuse, Pineapple, Bitters

HONEY RYDER

Suntory “Toki” Whisky, Honey, Smashed Citrus, Mint, Soda 

EL HEFE

Ilegal Mezcal, Patron Sliver, Combier Fruits Rouge, Lime, Ginger Beer

DECADENCE

Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Punt e Mes, Averna, Bitters

This is my latest video on YouTube Subscribe Here about the Riedel New World Pinot Noir Glass. It’s an AMAZING glass for Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo and Grenache to name a few! I visited Domaine Drouhin Oregon and spent time with Winemaker Arron Bell to talk about it’s creation and development!

Riedel New World Pinot Noir glass for purchase

https://amzn.to/2OUZKkn

Other recommended glassware from Riedel

Complete Ouverture Set – Sparkling, White and Red (set of 12)
https://amzn.to/2OUWTbt

White Wine Glass (set of 2)
https://amzn.to/2MviYvF

Merlot/Cabernet Glass (set of 2)
https://amzn.to/2Mxh5P4

Links to Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Riedel

http://www.domainedrouhin.com
http://www.riedel.com

Cheers!

Juiceman!

Do you want to learn to “Taste Wine Like a Pro”?

Check out this short clip on YouTube Subscribe Here I filmed while teaching a group of wine knowledge thirsty students.

This candid look at honing in on color will give insight on how to dig into a wines color and how you can up your wine tasting game by carefully checking out how the color and viscosity inform you on what flavors and textures to expect while tasting! 

I had fun teaching and hope you enjoy learning from this vid!

More of these are on the way!

Cheers!

Fred Dex, MS – The Juiceman