Award-winning chef and cocktail innovator, Amanda Freitag, joins us in the studio to talk about her journey from the kitchen to the world of craft cocktails. It all began with experimenting with unique flavor combinations behind the bar, leading to an exciting collaboration with Chris Joseph of Kettner Spirits and the creation of Amanda’s delicious ready-to-drink margaritas. As we toasted to Amanda’s success, we explored how the pandemic reignited people’s love for cocktails during lockdown and delved into the art of creating classic cocktails with the perfect balance of flavors.
In this lively conversation, we also share our experiences with horse racing and offered up some bad advice on what not to do when visiting the Oaks or the Derby. We explore the tasty possibilities of a margarita, a Manhattan, and a Negroni, with Amanda’s expertise guiding us.
As a fun challenge, we pair classic songs with classic cocktails – from the Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive” to Gloria Gayner’s “I Will Survive”. Amanda’s passion for blending flavors, both in the kitchen and behind the bar, shone through as we explored the art of creating the perfect craft cocktail. So grab a drink, relax, and join us in this exciting AF exploration of cocktails, cooking, and music with the talented Amanda Freitag.
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