Julie Reiner, owner of The Flatiron Lounge, was born in Hawaii and worked as a cocktail server prior to moving to San Francisco, and ultimately Manhattan. She calls her style of drink-making "new-age tropical." When Julie moved to New York City and was hired as head bartender at C3 Lounge in the Washington Square Hotel, she began to experiment with her fresh fruit specials.
Julie's program at Flatiron Lounge includes weekly cocktail flights in 2 1/2 ounce Martini glasses nicely presented on a small wooded tray with cutouts for the glasses. The flights sometimes feature spirit categories and are at other times themed. Julie's menu always has a tributes section that pays homage to great drinks from her favorite bartenders over the years.
Podcast Date: 2/13/2008