Spencer Slaine, Harding's & Casa Neta Partner

 

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF:

NYC native. Opened Harding's in Nov. 2012 and Casa Neta this past summer.

 

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR MOST RECENT PROJECTS?

Casa Neta! A new mezcal and tequila lounge and bar in Flatiron. We have over 140 varieties of mezcal and tequila and feature authentic Mexican small plates.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE YOU HAVE COME UP WITH USING AN AJC PRODUCT? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND IT? 

American Juice Company hosts their annual Fall event, the Harvest Hurrah, at Harding's and I love the Squash & Spice that they are bringing back this Friday. It uses their Johnny Pumpkinseed and Vida Tequila Anejo topped with ginger ale.

1.5 oz Johnny Pumpkinseed

1.5 oz Vida Tequila

Topped off with gingerale or ginger beer


 

WHEN YOU ARE COMING UP WITH NEW DRINKS, DO YOU HAVE A SOURCE(S) FOR INSPIRATION?

I defer to my amazing bar managers, Steve Muntean at Harding's and Cody Pruitt at Casa Neta.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BAR, WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK DO YOU RECOMMEND IT, AND WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE CAN A VISITOR EXPECT?

Sweetwater Social. Thursday - Saturday. Tim Cooper creations and the minds behind Goldbar and Sons & Daughters. Shout out to Shaun Rose as operator!

 

WHAT INFO ABOUT COCKTAILS DO MOST PEOPLE MAKING DRINKS AT HOME NOT KNOW THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO THEM?

Less is more.


 

FAVORITE AJC FLAVOR?

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