NYbargigs Presents

Pro Spotlight Cocktail Hour With

Austin Hartman

The La Quebrada Spritz

This crema de mezcal-based take on the spritz draws inspiration from my grandfather, a cliff-diver in Acapulco—the essence of danger and finesse distilled into an at-once delicate and bracing drink.

RECIPE

  • 1 ounce crema de mezcal
  • 3/4 ounce Aperol
  • 1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine
  • Garnish: Grapefruit twist

  • 1. Express grapefruit twist and place at the bottom of an empty wine glass

  • 2. Add five ice cubes

  • 3. Combine mezcal, Aperol and grapefruit juice in a tin and shake

  • 4. Double-strain into wine glass over ice

  • 5. Top with sparkling wine.

ABOUT

My name is Austin Hartman. Chicago born, California raised and been living in Bushwick, Brooklyn for the past 11 years.

Within the hospitality industry, he started working at Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg.

After a long tenure there, and another of notable bars such as Union Pool, No Name Bar and Marlow & Sons, I went on to partner up and open Montana’s Trail House as operating partner & beverage director in 2014.

In 2015 I was selected to be among the first group to complete the ACR (Authentic Caribbean Rum) course via WIRSPA which took us through the Caribbean studying the various forms of rum distillation and their histories.

With the Trail House closure in 2018, I went on to open Paradise Lounge in Ridgewood where we won the NY Cocktail Compeition’s Tiki Throwdown in 2018 & ‘19, and placed in the 2020 Tiki To-Go Down competition.

As well, with my absolute love of cane spirits, I went on to co-found the Cane Club Collective (2016) & Doom Tiki (2019) with a focus on cane spirits education, community building and developing the current discourse of r(h)um.

Aside from serving up delicious rum cocktails, teaching about rum - there is a good chance you’ll find me on the beach or boat sipping on some rum, reading comic books or playing tabletop games.

Contact

Paradise Lounge - @paradiseloungenyc

Doom Tiki - @doomtikinyc

Cane Club - @caneclubco

RumBoy RumGirl - @rumboyrumgirl

The La Quebrada Spritz

Cocktail by Austin Hartman

This crema de mezcal-based take on the spritz draws inspiration from my grandfather, a cliff-diver in Acapulco—the essence of danger and finesse distilled into an at-once delicate and bracing drink.

RECIPE

  • 1 ounce crema de mezcal
  • 3/4 ounce Aperol
  • 1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine
  • Garnish: Grapefruit twist

ABOUT

My name is Austin Hartman. Chicago born, California raised and been living in Bushwick, Brooklyn for the past 11 years.

Within the hospitality industry, he started working at Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg.

After a long tenure there, and another of notable bars such as Union Pool, No Name Bar and Marlow & Sons, I went on to partner up and open Montana’s Trail House as operating partner & beverage director in 2014.

In 2015 I was selected to be among the first group to complete the ACR (Authentic Caribbean Rum) course via WIRSPA which took us through the Caribbean studying the various forms of rum distillation and their histories.

With the Trail House closure in 2018, I went on to open Paradise Lounge in Ridgewood where we won the NY Cocktail Compeition’s Tiki Throwdown in 2018 & ‘19, and placed in the 2020 Tiki To-Go Down competition.

As well, with my absolute love of cane spirits, I went on to co-found the Cane Club Collective (2016) & Doom Tiki (2019) with a focus on cane spirits education, community building and developing the current discourse of r(h)um.

Aside from serving up delicious rum cocktails, teaching about rum - there is a good chance you’ll find me on the beach or boat sipping on some rum, reading comic books or playing tabletop games.

Contact

Paradise Lounge - @paradiseloungenyc

Doom Tiki - @doomtikinyc

Cane Club - @caneclubco

RumBoy RumGirl - @rumboyrumgirl

Contact

Paradise Lounge - @paradiseloungenyc

Doom Tiki - @doomtikinyc

Cane Club - @caneclubco

RumBoy RumGirl - @rumboyrumgirl