Darryl Serves It Up!
Were you formally trained in bartending or mixology?
Absolutely not!!! In my profession you just jump into the trenches and learn as you go
What are some current trends you’ve seen in the cocktail market?
The use of artisanal products produced locally and in small batches.
What goes into creating a new cocktail? How long does it take to create a new cocktail?
I have to be inspired and that can happen on a moments notice. I’ve created really cool cocktails in less than a minute.
What inspires you when creating a new drink?
People and events and my experiences with them
What is your favorite cocktail to drink?
Vodka based drinks are generally my comfort zone, but I do like it all
What’s your favorite Ingredient?
At this moment I’m seriously feeling Agave Nectar/Syrup
What’s your most indispensable mixing tool?
16 oz glass and 22 oz mixing tin combination, really just your basic Boston Shaker
What’s you favorite haunt?
I have many, and they all have short cocktail lists and do what they do, well
What’s your favorite cocktail?
It’s a toss up between a ginger collins or ginger margarita
Favorite cocktail resource book?
“Craft of the Cocktail” by Dale Degroff
If you weren’t a mixologist, what would you be doing?
Which person would you most like to go out for drinks with?
My dream cocktail date would include Oprah and Obama