Sub Zero's Eric Weis: Featured Bartender of the Week
|Mark Twain lets loose after imbibing several of Weis' cocktail creations (artist's rendering).|
Probably Mark Twain. The man loved his scotch. And can you just imagine sitting down with Mark Twain and getting drunk and having him just throw quips at you? He just seems like one of the most interesting people of all time.
What is the most bizarre or worst drink someone has ordered from you?
I once had someone order Rose's Lime Juice on the rocks with sweet and dry vermouth. I wanted to vomit.
What is the coolest or weirdest thing you've witnessed while working at Sub Zero?
I really like seeing people who aren't huge fans of vodka come in and try some, and after that, they only ever order vodka. Getting scotch drinkers who are so against vodka to come in and change their minds, I think that's pretty awesome.
What's the next big bartending trend?
The new big thing is just like in the food scene: local products, fresh infusions. The whole mixology scene is blowing up right now. People are getting into really good, crafted cocktails.
What's your favorite ingredient to use in cocktails?
Bitters is always a cool thing because there are so many different kind of bitters. You can totally change the aromatics and the flavor of just about any kind of cocktail.
What's your favorite drink?
A good glass of whiskey.
1.5 oz Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
.5 oz 360 Double Chocolate Vodka
Splash of RumChata
dash of chocolate sauce
Mix these ingredients together with ice in a shaker and shake until blended.
In a separate shaker, mix a few tablespoons of Bettercreme and RumChata, and shake until frothy.
Pour the vodka mixture into a martini glass and float the Bettercreme and RumChata mixture on top. Drizzle some chocolate sauce on the float, and serve.