This week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast is a welcome distraction from the awfulness going on out there. It features the ever charming and inspiring Eric “ET” Tecosky – veteran LA bartender and founder of Dirty Sue Premium Olive Juice. We talked about his early days in the LA bar scene, his home away from home – celebrity hotspot Jones Hollywood, and life as an entrepreneur for over a decade in a changeable cocktail landscape .
In these uncertain times for bartenders and service workers in general, it was inspiring to get an up close and personal take on what it’s like to start your own drinks industry brand, the hustle it takes to make it happen, and how to stay in the game when you have so much stacked against you.
This week’s featured cocktail is a spicy Paloma variation with touch of Dirty Sue olive juice, served up.
SLAP & TICKLE
1 ½ oz Herradura or other quality tequila
2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
½ oz fresh lime juice
½ oz Agave Syrup (1:1)
2 slices cucumbers
5 drops salty Angels Tears* Dirty Sue Premium Olive Juice
3-4 drops (or to taste) Spicy Stuff**
Muddle cucumber. Add all ingredients except soda to ice-filled shaker. Shake. Add 1 oz of Q soda water. Fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with cucumber slice.
*Angle Tears – in a dropper bottle add ½ oz Dirty Sue Premium Olive Juice and 3 ½ oz spring water.
** Spicy Stuff – in a dropper bottle add 2 small, chopped habanero peppers. Fill with 100 proof vodka. Let sit for a few hours before use
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