Holy GoogaMooga! Julie Reiner, owner and operator of the Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge, chats with Damon Boelte on The Speakeasy about her role as VIP Cocktail Experience coordinator of the Great GoogaMooga Festival in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Music, food and cocktails collide at the Great GoogaMooga. Reiner is working on bringing together the city's biggest mixologists and with quality food (foie gras donut, anyone?). The festival features bars at specific times so listen to who's coming and when to catch them. With the festival only a month away, hear what goes into making a festival "cocktail experience" happen from pre-batching to planning how to serve the drinks. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
"When you get behind the bar, what's your entry song? ...you got to have your own theme song." [5:36]
"We had a ton of people last year who were cocktail people and they knew they were going to get great cocktails from the bars that were involved. It wasn't just 'Give me what you have' and throw it back." [20:08]
"Im always looking for that sweet spot that the majority of the public is going to enjoy" [24:51]
--Julie Reiner on The Speakeasy