Get to know Heather Tierney, one of the most interesting food and beverage professionals, bar owners and restauranteurs working in New York City right now. She has transformed Doyers Street in Chinatown, opening a cocktail bar, Apothéke, and a restaurant/bar, Pulqueria, on the same iconic block. Her most recent venture, The Butcher’s Daughter, a juice bar and vegetarian cafe, just opened in little Italy in February 2013. Tune in to this week’s episode of In the Drink, as Heather dishes on everything from cocktail culture to pulque, a fermented beverage made from the agave plant. Learn what inspires Heather in her projects and find out what’s next for one of the busiest women in the city. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.

“You can come [to Apotheke], talk to our bartenders, tell them what kind of mood you’re in, what spirits you like and they will make something great for you.” [08:00]

“When you start mixing dark and light spirits, that’s when you get in the danger zone.” [12:00]

“Mexican food is actually very fresh and market driven in Mexico City. In the US, Mexican food is often processed and cloying. [At Pulqueria], we wanted to introduce Mexican food in the way it really is in Mexico City – fresh food from the market prepared right there.” [22:00]

–Heather Tierney on In the Drink