Episode 017 - cocktails+craft

Interview with Stephanie Echeveste

Interview with Stephanie Echeveste

In this episode, cocktails+craft Co-Founder and CEO Stephanie and I cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • The origin story of cocktails+craft
  • Apartment friendly cocktail storage techniques
  • Tasting notes for new Mezcals and Jalapeno Moonshine
  • The common thread that runs through cocktails, crafts, and curated spaces
  • And much, much more

Please do follow cocktails+craft on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, especially if you live in the DC area. They’re always running super cool events with different crafts and cocktails, and I guarantee you’ll have a great time.

If you want to see the tables turned, Stephanie interviewed Eric for the creative crush series on the cocktails+craft blog.

Bitters making class with cocktails+craft & Embitterment at the Colony Club in DC.

Bitters making class with cocktails+craft & Embitterment at the Colony Club in DC.

Show Notes

We are here to help you do the work. And our goal is that you go home and continue doing the work of being creative and finding your passion.
— Stephanie Echeveste
Traditional Mezcal vessels

Traditional Mezcal vessels

Spirits we Tasted


Joven (HO-ven) = unaged
Reposado = aged

Chacho - Jalapeno infused moonshine

Lightning Round

Favorite Cocktail

I've realized recently that I'm a "boozy" cocktail drinker. My favorite cocktail right now is a Mezcal Negroni

Favorite Spirit

I think I'm a Scotch person! And Mezcal is a close second because they share some of the same flavor profiles.

If you could have a cocktail with any person, past or present... 

An Old Fashioned with Etta James at Smalls Jazz Club in New York. 

Cocktail Book Recommendations

Advice for New Home Bartenders

The 2:1:1 ratio is important. (2 parts spirit, 1 part sweet, 1 part sour). You can make a lot of great experiments if you use that ratio as a starting point.