About Me

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Hello. I am a cocktail and bar expert with nearly a decade of experience working in award-winning New York City bars and restaurants. Aside from eventually becoming Martha Stewart, my goal is to create experiences that will increase deliciousness and joy in the world, and educate people so that they may do the same for themselves.

I got my start bartending in 2008 at the James Beard award-winning cocktail bar, PDT (Please Don’t Tell), and my original recipes appear in the best-selling cocktail book of the same name. My consulting clients include Emmi-Roth, BeMixed, Global Spirits USA, Club Street Social (Singapore), and SKYY Vodka, as well as private clients.

As the bar director for Momofuku, where I have worked since 2009, I have trained countless bartenders and servers, as well as opened ten restaurants, each with their own unique bar program. I currently assist in the operations of all bars in the group.  

I was the deputy editor of the annual Food & Wine cocktail book from 2011 to 2015, and my work has appeared in Lucky Peach, Munchies, Bloomberg Pursuits, and the New York Times.

I'm writing a book right now, How to Make Drinks, that will be published by Clarkson Potter in Fall 2019 (tentatively).

I am also the co-founder and president of the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the lives of hospitality industry professionals through advocacy, grantmaking, and impact investing.

I live with my husband and cat in the Lower East Side and in my spare time I enjoy yoga and weightlifting, Star Trek, cooking, and gardening.