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! 



Empress Gin, Luxardo, Lemon, Champagne


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Other recommended glassware from Riedel

Complete Ouverture Set – Sparkling, White and Red (set of 12)

White Wine Glass (set of 2)

Merlot/Cabernet Glass (set of 2)

Links to Domaine Drouhin Oregon and Riedel



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!


Fred Dex, MS – The Juiceman