How Vodka Can Be a Tool and Other Tips From Corner Door Barkeep Beau du Bois
Beau du Bois
Courtesy Corner Door
Tools of the Trade is a new series in which we ask chefs, bartenders and other restaurant folks which tools they simply can't live without. Today we talk to Corner Door barkeep Beau du Bois.
Since opening in the spring of 2012, the Corner Door in Mar Vista has become known as a friendly neighborhood hangout with some good gastropub grub. But more than that, it's gotten a reputation for very good cocktails. We were interested to see what head bartender Beau du Bois says he needs in order to deliver such consistently great drinks. And we were intrigued when one of those things was vodka, a spirit most bartenders abhor. Read on for the five tools du Bois uses to practice his trade.
5. Yarai Old-Fashioned Glasses
"By now, there are few cocktail enthusiasts who don't know and love their Yarai Mixing Glass. At Bar & Garden in Culver City, I recently discovered that they make Yarai old-fashioned glasses as well. Sharing the durability and beautiful weave pattern with the mixing glass, the cocktail glasses join my Yarai bitters bottles to complete my collection."
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