Julie Reiner is the co-founder of world-renowned bars Clover Club, Leyenda, and Milady’s in New York City. She is also the author of The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion (2015). Reiner has has spent over two decades in the New York cocktail scene, starting with Flatiron Lounge (2003) followed by The Pegu Club (2005), which she opened with Audrey Saunders.
Reiner's award winning beverage program at Brooklyn, New York's Clover Club is highly focused on classics and furthers her signature style of superior quality and green market ingredients. In 2015, Reiner opened Leyenda in Brooklyn, a pan Latin bar and restaurant with Ivy Mix, a long-time bartender at Clover Club. She returned to Manhattan in 2022 with the opening of Milady’s, named after the famed SoHo dive bar
Of over 70 years until it closed in 2014. The address is the same, but the new Milady’s (opened Fall 2022) is updated with with Reiner’s signature focus on quality and a lighthearted, nostalgic vibe.
In 2011, Reiner was honored with a James Beard nomination for spirits professional of the year; in 2015, she was named Wine Enthusiast’s Mixologist of the Year; and in 2022, she was awarded the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Helen David Lifetime Achievement Award.
Reiner's recipes have been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Food & Wine, Imbibe, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Playboy, Gourmet Magazine, Food Arts, Bon Appétit, GQ, Fortune, Wine Enthusiast, O Magazine, Crain's, Time Out NY and Time Out London, The London Times, and Wine & Spirits. Julie has also been featured on The Today Show, The Food Network, the Cooking Channel, Martha Stewart Radio, CNBC, LXTV, the Fine Living network, and she starred as a judge on Netflix’s Drink Masters (2022).
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