Introducing our first RIEDEL Mixologist of the Month, Justin Pasha!
What is the signature drink on your cocktail list?
The "Persian Lemonade"
This cocktail is inspired by a classic Persian summer refreshment. Tart, and sweet, with a perfectly balanced floral element.
1.75 oz Vodka
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.75 oz Simple
1 bar spoon of Persian basil seeds rehydrated in rose water.
Cucumber slice and Mint Bouquet.
Tell us about your bar program! What makes it unique?
We are a full-service cocktail catering company specializing in extraordinary bar experiences. The Cup Bearer breathes life into what some think of as a lackluster exchange, through something guests have never seen while ordering a drink. Each cocktail is diligently crafted from scratch, as guests are drawn into a playful performance; a shake of hand-carved ice, a dash of bitters, an effervescent pour into crystal cut glass, an intriguing garnish peel. A fine linen coaster for a finishing touch before being presented to the guest gracefully, awaiting its first sip. - Consider this your permission to party.
What is an under-the-radar drink on your list that you wouldn't want us to miss?
2 oz Barsol Pisco
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple
1 oz Egg white
.25 oz Cucumber Juice Jalepeno
GARNISH Freshly ground black pepper
Bartender's Choice. What are you ordering when you have a night off?
Something boozy, in the old fashion / Sazerac family
In your opinion, how do Riedel glasses enhance the wine drinking experience? Which is your favorite glass/product?
Riedel glasses add elements to the experience you would've never expected. There's something about holding a glass in your hand that is in itself a piece of art that makes you consider the contents of the glass more deeply. When you bring the glass to your lips you're now thinking about all that went into making this tiny pleasure possible; the distiller, the bartender, the glass maker, they're all present at that moment.
What's the latest cocktail trend that you're excited about?
I love watching the rise of the home bartender. The average person seems to care more and more about the cocktails the drink at home and about building their own mini bars complete with beautiful glassware and a quality ingredients. I think this is just great!