However. This past Monday night, for the first time in a long time, two excellent mixologist cocktailians were behind the stick. Yeah, yeah - there were 2 bartenders behind the bar; I get it. Glad we got that out of the way.
You see, these two gents, whom I first met way back in the mid-2000's at a place called Pegu Club, were working a shift together for the first time in, well, a long time. At a place called Fatty Johnson's, which appears to be hosting guest bartenders on a fairly regular basis. By the way, Fatty Johnson's is a pop-up restaurant - and yes, pop-up restaurant is another new and clever term, isn't it?
I started with an old favorite, since that's what these special nights are all about. So a Oaxaca Old-Fashioned was on the bill, as was a Cornwall Negroni, Monongahela Mule and a Martinez variation, called a Martica and a few others whose names escape me at the present time.
Yes it was fun seeing old co-workers back together again, if only for a night. And both Brian Miller and Phil Ward were kind enough to allow me to take a quick picture of them both. Thanks, guys...