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Welcome to Bartender Showcase featuring Evan Wolfe, a fantastic and talented bartender from NOLA by way of New York City. Bartender Showcase brings the best bartending talent from across the country. These passionate and gifted artists of their craft are leaders within the industry and are educating and inspiring through their shaker tins. Come meet Evan Worlfe at Behind The Shot Live at TOTC Monday night July 25th. Click Here For TOTC Agenda
- Press Play on Evan's Spotify Playlist & Enjoy the Tunes.
- Learn About Evan's NOLA Inspired Cocktail.
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Evan's Spotify Playlist & Inspiration
New Orleans' musical history spans many eras and genres (some of which are so profane, radio-friendly versions were never even attempted and must be omitted here), so this playlist draws from all over. The common thread for this small sampling is that even though some songs are 60+ years old, you still hear them at house parties, in the streets during Mardi Gras, at Saints games, and on jukeboxes in French Quarter dives–Tell It Like It Is by Aaron Neville is a top 5 most played track. A few years back, I learned from a friend that Cassanova by Rebirth Brass Band is (somewhat inexplicably) what DJs used at parties he went to growing up here to let people know it's time to go home; I can attest to this still working from personal experience. I close with it, paired with two instrumentals, a classic and a lesser-known outro, both from my favorite New Orleans musician, Allen Toussaint.
Created by Evan Wolf
Cocktail Name: 13th Ward
- 1½ parts Jägermeister
- ½ part Aperol
- ¾ part “FassioNOLA” syrup* (see recipe below)
- ½ part Fresh pineapple juice
- ½ part Lemon juice
- ½ part Lime juice
Garnish: Mint and Citrus Wheels
Method: Build ingredients in a shaker tin, shake hard and strain over pebble ice in a 16oz Tulip glass. Garnish with mint and citrus wheels.
Inspiration: Everyone knows New Orleans is infamous for hurricanes, but we usually talk about bad cocktails and worse weather. However, the bones of this oft-maligned drink are good, and I like subbing Jägermeister in for the traditional rum base with its herbaceous spice balancing the in-your-face tropical blast of FassioNOLA syrup exceptionally well. I’ve dialed this riff in on the bitter end of the spectrum with the inclusion of Aperol and Bittercube Root Beer Bitters, the latter inspired by New Orleans’ (and specifically, Domilise’s, the best Po Boy shop in the world, located in the heart of the 13th ward) favorite cold drink, Barq’s Root Beer.