This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is joined by Leif Huckman and Jeremy Oertel of the new Williamsburg bar Donna. Leif explains the concept behind the bar’s feminine and welcoming design and why he thinks keeping price points low is important in building an approachable drinking establishment. The crew discusses cocktail construction, the delicate balance that goes into the classic recipes and the best ways to come up with something fresh and precise. If you’re interested in drinking or interesting in building your own cocktails – there’s plenty of information to takeaway from this edition of The Speakeasy. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

“With Donna, we wanted to create an elegant space for dirty kids.”

“A neighborhood bar needs to be welcoming. There’s a real feminine quality to Donna which I felt was important because a lot of the bars you go to feel like dungeons.”

“All cocktails are inter-related in this really interesting historical way.”

–Leif Huckman of Donna on The Speakeasy