Building A Better Home Bar with Jeffrey Morgenthaler
Unlike most professional cocktail-makers, Jeffrey Morgenthaler knows drinks from a few different directions. “I do five jobs,” Morgenthaler remarks, laughing.
He’s the bar manager of Clyde Common and Pepé le Moko, both in Portland, Oregon. He’s the founder of Repeal Day. And he’s the author of The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique (Chronicle Books, 2014), a book that belongs in the hands of anyone who wants to not only mix a good drink, but also have a go at making cocktail components (flavored syrups, bitters, purées, tonic water...) and learn how to select gear and ingredients.
In a recent chat, he shared some expert tips and tricks on how to set up a simple, effective home bar.
Photo by David Reamer