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

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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

Mezcals

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.