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Dale Degroff

  1. Interviews
    Sasha Petraske and Dale DeGroff on Trashy Cocktails and Excellent Long Island“I make a really good one. I know everyone poo-poos the Long Island iced tea, but I think they are awesome.”
  2. Events
    Dale DeGroff To Give Talk At The Drawing Room March 26Cocktail maven to talk cocktail history on March 26.
  3. Empire Building
    Daniel Patterson Heads to New York With the Elevens, aOne of S.F.’s most respected chefs is branching out to the East Coast for the first time.
  4. Blechtacular
    Meat Cocktails and Butterscotch PizzasThe city’s silliest cocktails and a taste test of all the pies from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
  5. Booze You Can Use
    West Coast Mag Thinks East Coast Has More Important Cocktail People’Imbibe’ Magazine makes a list of the 25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the last 100(+) years.
  6. TV Land
    Bourdain, Boulud, and Bruni Engage in ‘Food Porn’ ThreesomeA preview of Monday’s New York–centric episode of ‘No Reservations.’
  7. Foodievents
    Eben Freeman Headlines Veritable CocktailapaloozaCocktail All-Stars details have been unleashed.
  8. Cocktails
    Zaric and Kosmas Hug It Out in New ‘Cocktailian Calendar’Also immortalized this year: Charlotte Voisey, the mixologist whose $32 Eldridge cocktail recently got an “eh.”
  9. Cocktail Kings
    ‘Slow Drink Week’ Finds Cocktail Legends Showing Off Their ScotchGary Regan, David Wondrich, and Dale DeGroff will compete in a Blue Blazer competition to benefit Slow Food.
  10. New York Food & Wine Festival
    Today in New York City Wine & Food Festival CoverageFrom Gordon Ramsay on veal spinal cord to Al Roker on getting special treatment at the Shake Shack.
  11. Two's a Trend
    Hotels Jump on the Mixology TrainBoth the Marriott chain and Brooklyn’s Nu Hotel have brought in cocktail gurus with cred.
  12. Foodievents
    Mixology Immortals Met at Last Night’s Astor Center Opening Last night’s opening bash at the Astor Center was an amazing event – there was ibérico ham, hip-hop violinists, and Joey Campanaro, Josh DeChellis, and Seamus Mullen cooking hors d’oeuvres. But what people will remember will be the mixologists. A veritable cocktail hall of fame was present, and we managed to get them all together at once for an image that makes us thirsty just looking at it.
  13. NewsFeed
    East Village Gets the Culinary Study Center It Desperately NeedsAstor Wine and Spirits isn’t content to just be the place where the rich denizens of the East Village buy their Priorat reds; now the store has spawned a state-of-the-art culinary facility, Astor Center, above its Lafayette Street shop. Lesley Townsend, the director, is quick to ward off comparisons to other recreational cooking programs around. “We’re not a cooking school. We’re not a wine school,” she says. “We’re going to be a host facility for events and symposia and conferences and panels.” Like Dale DeGroff’s Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) program, at which the King of Cocktails teaches five-day exhaustive master classes for aspiring mixologists.
  14. NewsFeed
    John Hodgman Unlikely Star of Mixologist CalendarIn what will surely become mixology’s version of Yankees Stadium’s Monument Park, Jill DeGroff, wife of “King of Cocktails” Dale, has sketched caricatures of a dozen “cocktailians” and included them in a calendar that’s going for $17.95 (about the price of an overpriced drink!). Some of the local drink-slingers whose recipes and rosy-cheeked mugs are featured: Audrey Saunders from Pegu Club, Julie Rainer from Flatiron Lounge, and Sasha Petraske from Milk and Honey. Our favorite part, though, is the page on which a pants-less John Hodgman gives his preferred synonyms for booze.
  15. NewsFeed
    King of Cocktails Bringing Bubblyesque Concoctions to MorandiDetails are starting to trickle through the strainer about the bevy program at Keith McNally’s new joint Morandi. As with McNally’s others, Dale DeGroff is training the bartenders, and we’ve heard that while the menu is likely to include concoctions like a bloody bull as well as rum and tequila drinks, chef Jody Williams has requested a special list of Prosecco cocktails that don’t contain spirits, liqueurs, or syrups (with the possible exceptions of honey and agave). Those drinks will consist solely of the sparkling wine, fresh fruit like pineapple, and muddled ingredients like basil and mint. “I was very influenced by Jody,” was all the King of Cocktails would tell us. —Daniel Maurer Related: Fall Preview: Keith McNally and Jody Williams
  16. NewsFeed
    Per Se Mixologist to Light a Flaming Lemon Peel Under Bemelmans’ AssSasha Petraske of Milk and Honey recently put his stamp on the drinks menu at the Carlyle Hotel’s Bemelmans Bar, but let’s face it, the place still isn’t what it was when it was helmed by legends Dale DeGroff and, later, Audrey Saunders. Brian Van Flandern, former head mixologist at Per Se, hopes to change that. Within six weeks, the star stirrer, known for making his own ginger beer and tonic water at Per Se’s stand-up bar, will unveil a revamped menu. Along with holdovers like DeGroff’s Whiskey Smash and Saunders’s Gin Gin Mule, it will include cocktails like a variation of his Flaming Dutchman — a concoction of cognac, sherry, gin, lemon juice, and bitters (finished off with a spectacular shower of lemon juice over an open flame). It’s the same drink that prompted a Dutch company to rank him the No. 2 bartender in the world. And rest assured, the murals by Ludwig Bemelmans aren’t going anywhere, nor are the bartenders who’ve been there for years — some of the drinks may actually be named after them. —Daniel Maurer