The Master Blend: A Bartender Series – Nicolas Torres

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This week on the Bit by a Fox Podcast we’re continuing our Bartender Interview Series – The Master Blend – a collaboration with BERTOUX Brandy 

This bi-weekly series of interviews will have each bartender discuss their distinct style, biggest inspirations, and how they’re making their mark on today’s cocktail culture. This week’s guest is Nicolas Torres, owner and bar director at popular San Francisco bar True Laurel.

We spoke about what it takes to create a sustainable cocktail bar, the California influence on True Laurel, and the lighter direction the drinks industry as a whole is taking.  

The featured cocktail this week is Torres’s BERTOUX Brandy cocktail currently available at San Francisco’s True Laurel:

.75 oz. Corn Cob infused BERTOUX Brandy
.75 oz. Amendoa (or Amaretto)
.5 oz. Corn Silk-Infused Whiskey
.25 oz. Lemon Juice
.25 oz. Sweet Vermouth (Torino style) 

Combine ingredients and add to 1.25oz. of milk, let curdle and then strain, and strain again through collected curds until clear.

All photographs by Anthony Parks on behalf of BERTOUX Brandy

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