This week on In the Drink, Joe Campanale talks cocktails and mixology with bartender and co-owner of The Wren, Krissy Harris. Krissy explains how working at Gramercy Tavern thrust her into the world of New York cocktails and helped her find her passion for drinks. Tune in as Joe and Krissy discuss the role vodka plays in cocktails these days, including market driven infusions. Find out what it takes to go from bartender to co-owner and how Krissy manages to juggle it all. Also hear her and Joe talk about their ideal Negroni’s and why they think it’s still the best cocktail in the world. This is a great listen for those interested in modern-day cocktails and the NYC drinking scene. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.
“My new favorite beer bar is called Proletariat Bar on St Marks between 1st and Ave A. Death & Company is still my favorite place for cocktails”,
“I think the reason gin is so popular right now is because it’s so different. You’ve got junpiery harsh intense gins, and on the other side aromatic beautiful soft feminine ones. That means you can you can do many different things.”
“When you’re building a cocktail, my general rule is a 2:1:1 ratio. 2 parts alcohol, 1 part sweetening agent and 1 part citrus or acid.”
–Krissy Harris, co-owner of The Wren on In the Drink