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Eben Freeman

  1. free agents
    Star Bartender Eben Freeman Will Leave AvroKOThe mixology star, who made his name at wd~50 and Tailor, says he’s now debating his next move.
  2. Openings
    The Cheeky Cocktails at Eben Freeman’s Genuine Liquorette Are TotallyHe’s drilling holes into cans and then inverting mini bottles of liquor.
  3. Openings
    What to Eat and Drink at the Butterfly, Michael White and Eben Freeman’sMai tais and patty melts.
  4. Boozy Marshmallows
    Eben Freeman’s Cocktails for the Butterfly Include Some Greatest HitsI’d know that White Russian Breakfast Cereal anywhere!
  5. Spring Preview 2013
    What to Drink at the Butterfly, Eben Freeman and Michael White’s Wisconsin-StyleThey’ve got a new take on the state’s favorite tipple, the brandy old-fashioned.
  6. Beer Me
    Eben Freeman Brews a Beer for BoozehoundsHe’s been working hard with Lakefront Brewery on a recipe for Fernet Stout, and now it’s flowing through tap lines at Nicoletta Pizzeria and Osteria Morini.
  7. Coming Soon
    More Details on the Butterfly: Cocktails on Draft, Updated Brandy Old FashionedsHe’s bringing back the Waylon!
  8. Booze News
    Eben Freeman’s Creative Process Is More Creative Than Your CreativeI’ll have the tuna-fish swizzle, thank you.
  9. Quote of the Day
    A Chilling ThoughtIs Eben Freeman is trying to poison us?
  10. Booze You Can Use
    Time for a Drink-Making Debate! Free-Pouring vs. Jiggering: The Experts Weigh InGary Regan and Eben Freeman teach us how to pull off each technique.
  11. Openings
    What to Eat at Ai Fiori at the Setai Fifth AvenueA look at the menu from Michael White’s latest.
  12. Openings
    Eben Freeman Mixes With Michael WhiteThe mad mixologist will be “director of bar operations and innovation” at Osteria Morini and Ai Fiori.
  13. Brave New World
    Allow Wylie Dufresne to Fix You a DrinkHe’s among the new wave of chefs that are getting into cocktails.
  14. Foodievents
    Eben Freeman Headlines Veritable CocktailapaloozaCocktail All-Stars details have been unleashed.
  15. Foodievents
    Eben Freeman, ‘Voodoo Chile’ of Cocktails, Makes Slight Return“Some of the things that will happen will be illegal.”
  16. For Rent
    Ex-Tailor Space Cruises Craigslist for a New Owner525 Broome Street could be yours.
  17. Chef Shuffle
    Sam Mason Is Officially Out at TailorA tribute to the bygone sweet-savory experimentalist.
  18. Chef Shuffle
    Tailor Loses All-star Mixologist Eben FreemanA blow for cocktailians.
  19. Cocktails
    Eben Freeman Brings Back Sweet, Beloved Butternut CocktailAnd tells us what winter has in store. Get ready for fruitcake-infused cognac.
  20. Ask a Waiter
    Sam Mason Trusts John Paul Jones With Tailor’s Playlist“I’ve tried Eben’s raisin soda in a cocktail he’s working on with a brioche cachaça.”
  21. Masonry
    Sam Mason Plans Soda Fountain for Grown-upsExpect ‘swiveling bar stools, homemade soda, and … did I say booze already?’
  22. NewsFeed
    We’ve Seen Some Great Shaker Faces, But This One Is the BestThere’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on.
  23. NewsFeed
    $5 Margaveza Among ‘GQ’ Top 20 Cocktails in AmericaA punky Brooklynite is in distinguished Manhattan company.
  24. NewsFeed
    Tailor’s Absinthe Gummi Bears: Is the Green Fairy Jumping the Shark?Now that it’s legal, is absinthe doomed to become the new bacon — a sacred product that is endlessly corrupted for the sake of a cheap laugh?
  25. NewsFeed
    Tailor’s Menu Reborn, AgainSam Mason introduces mole churros and veal torchon while Eben Freeman experiments with beet sangria.
  26. NewsFeed
    Tailor’s Location No Longer a Well-Guarded Secret Could it be that our beloved godchild, Tailor, whose gestation we chronicled so patiently last year, is taking its first steady steps? After absorbing the blows of the blogosphere for its first months, it has made adjustments. First, mixologist Eben Freeman’s cocktail program acquired its own identity and made the downstairs bar a destination; then Sam Mason and Fran Derby got the message that nobody wanted to eat food the size of Kit Kats and expanded the portion size; and now, at last, Tailor has thrown in the towel on its pretense of low-key anonymity and put an honest-to-God sign up on the door. What’s next? Big-screen TVs? Once the philistines get ahold of you, there’s nothing left but prosperity and degradation.
  27. NewsFeed
    Eben Freeman Turns His Cocktails Solid Just for the Hell of It Cocktail master Eben Freeman of Tailor, having already taught us the secrets of the Hard Shake, has gone back into his cocktail lab and created one of the most compelling forms of liquor we’ve seen in a while: Tailor’s new “solids,” a series of edible cocktails. There are currently three on the restaurant’s menu: a Cuba Libre, consisting of rum and coke gelatinized into a cube (hence the name); a Ramos Gin Fizz Marshmallow (“the drink made properly is all meringue anyway, so why not make it a marshmallow?”); and his crowning achievement, the White Russian Breakfast Cereal. The last amounts to a Rice Krispies treat made by soaking the cereal in Kahlúa, dehydrating it, repeating that process, and then soaking it in vodka, sugar, and half-and-half. “Cocktail geeks are coming in and asking me all these questions,” Freeman complains. “This is just to have fun!” And, he adds, soberly, to “push the boundaries” of mixology. No wonder they’re curious. Related: Video: Eben Freeman of Tailor Imparts the Secrets of the ‘Hard Shake’
  28. NewsFeed
    PDT’s Winter Menu Blows Our Minds, GI Tracts PDT’s winter cocktail menu debuted last night, and we are still hung-over. Mixologist Jim Meehan consulted his peers for the menu, which includes contributions from Pegu’s Audrey Sanders, Tailor’s Eben Freeman, “International cocktail maven” Charlotte Voisey, and others. There’s even a nod to Adam Platt in the description of PDT bartender Don Lee’s Benton’s Old Fashioned, a combo of bacon-infused bourbon, maple syrup, and angostura bitters: “the crossroad of Haute Barnyard and Barroom.” (If this keeps up, we’re going to have to add Haute Barnyard to the banished-words list soon.)
  29. VideoFeed
    Eben Freeman of Tailor Imparts the Secrets of the ‘Hard Shake’ Eben Freeman of Tailor isn’t just a bartender. He isn’t even a mere mixologist. We’ll go ahead and say it: Eben Freeman is a cocktail guru. Who else could have imported the secret maneuver of the “hard shake” to our shores from its hiding places in Japan and Slovakia? No one. And that’s why we present this video, of how to perform the hard shake, for your viewing pleasure. Click on the photo to watch.
  30. Back of the House
    Tailor’s Eben Freeman Masters the Hard Shake This month’s Food & Wine brings a pretty illuminating profile of Eben Freemen, the resident cocktail genius at Tailor (and the one man who has come through the review process completely unscathed). Freeman talks about his current creations, such as smoked Coke and brown butter rum, not to mention some of his more outré plans, such as alcoholic breath strips and a Coppertone-flavored cocktail (“That would be the ultimate summer drink.”)
  31. The Launch
    Sam Mason Doesn’t Find Wine Intoxicating Welcome to the latest installment of the Launch, where Sam Mason, former pastry chef at wd-50, relates the ups and downs of preparing to open Tailor, the swanky restaurant and lounge coming together at 525 Broome Street.
  32. Back of the House
    More About That Hunky Sam MasonWe’re not the only ones following Sam Mason’s path to power at Tailor: The April issue of Food Arts has an excellent article on the cocktail program at the restaurant-lounge. (It’s not online, but we’ve scored a PDF.) Given that Mason’s mixologist, Eben Freeman, made his bones alongside the chef at the cutting-edge wd-50, it’s no surprise that the drinks are wild sounding. The magazine gives descriptions and recipes for four of them, including a Lychee Daiquiri With Soy Caramel, a Butternut and Falernum cocktail (“a bit like butternut squash soup –with a kick”), and a Brandy Truffle Flip. With drinks that rich, who’s going to be hungry enough to eat? Tailor Made [Food Arts] Related: The Launch