Whether you are having friends over for dinner or organizing an office cocktail party, the choice of drinks is always a difficult one in creating a unique experience. Local award wining mixologist, Jason Kosmas will help you. For the month of December Mr. Kosmas is giving away his expertise. He will provide you with customized cocktail recipes and drink ideas for your holiday party, dinner or get together with the purchase of any of his crafted spirits; Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Caña Brava Rum and Fords Gin. Continue reading →
It’s no secret that I am a wandering tour guide for the city’s best restaurants. I feel it is my role at craveDFW and I am an actual food guide on weekends with Dallas by Chocolate. But I have done this for years. Weekends I would take my friends on tiny excursions around Dallas on warm Saturday afternoons, showing them my favorite spots to hang out for a cold beer or a savory bite.
Our impromptu tours might have included grabbing a bottle of wine and a sandwich at Jimmy’s Food Store, only to enjoy on Tom Spicer’s back patio next door which during a conversation might lead to the best mussel battle and we would be off to enjoy a shared batch at Vickery Tavern. This would lead to tacos at Cool and Hot in Oak Cliff, followed by cocktails at Bolsa and a late pizza and a beer at Nova on Davis. Continue reading →
Earlier this week we announced the new brand of spirits from the 86 Co. and local bartending wunderkind Jason Kosmas as he introduced his Aylesbury Duck Vodka and Cana Brava Rum. We were wondering how these sprits would actually taste in a cocktail and Kosmas was eager to show us.
The first restaurant to actually receive shipment of the brand was Malai Kitchen where Kosmas is the consulting barman. This week Malai announced their new summer cocktail menu designed by Kosmas where he uses his spirits in a few of the potent potables. Continue reading →
Jason Kosmas might possibly be the busiest man in the bar business. He still has a stake in Employees Only in New York, which has been named the best bar in the world; he is also the executive beverage director at Village Marquee in Highland Park Village and occasionally lends himself out to consult on drink menus. Now the talented barman is introducing his own line of spirits and they hit the shelves local Sigel’s liquor stores this week. We caught up with Kosmas last evening to sample some of his new rum and vodka. Continue reading →