Michael Dietsch is a bartender between gigs, a writer with an attitude, and an editor with a fast red pen. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, writes the cocktail column for Edible Rhody magazine, and blogs about spirits and cocktails at A Dash of Bitters.
Rookie. Newbie. Freshman. Dare I say, virgin? Cocktail enthusiasm continues to grow in the United States as more and more people are developing an interest in craft cocktails. Cocktail bars are spreading across the country, and there are even brick-and-mortar stores now that sell cocktail equipment and tools. So, say you’re a bartender and it’s a slow night. You’ve got a patron across from you who’s finishing up her beer and puzzling over your cocktail menu. “I don’t really know much about cocktails,” she says. “What do you recommend?”
So, hotshot. What do you recommend? And if this patron becomes a regular at your bar, diving fully into the cocktail ocean, how do you help her navigate the shoals? Join me, Robert Hess, and Adam Lantheaume on Saturday morning at 10am and give us an earful! For more, check out my blog.