Listen to Episode 81: Dan Dunn – OG Booze Writer”
For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast I’m talking to friend and journalist Dan Dunn – one of the OG booze writers, before the craft cocktail scene was even a thing!
We talked about everything from those early days, hanging with cocktail legends and trying a Negroni for the first time, to his notorious Playboy column “The Imbiber”, what it’s like to turn his life into a TV show, and his new podcast What We’re Drinking with Dan Dunn.
This week’s featured cocktail is one we sipped during the interview, created by Liam Odien from LA’s The Corner Door:
2 oz Jack Daniels Rye
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz OJ
1 oz of brown-butter honey syrup*
a sprig of sage
Place all ingredients including the sage in the shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain it into a cocktail glass or bong – if you have it, and smoke with applewood and a smoking gun.
*For the brown butter syrup take 3 parts honey to one part water to one part brown butter and blend it until it’s emulsified