Tecosky has done pretty much everything in the bar business. He has mixed drinks at famous Los Angeles bars, served as bar manager at Jones Hollywood and released a line of premium bottled olive juice—perfect for Dirty Martinis—called Dirty Sue.
But it’s his position as U.S. brand ambassador for Jack Daniel’s that gives him unique insight into what Gentleman Jack can add to a Whiskey Sour.
“Starting with Gentleman Jack gives a bartender a giant step in the right direction when it comes to quality and flavor,” says Tecosky. “The double-charcoal-mellowing process results in smoother, lighter, slightly sweeter whiskey. In cocktails, Gentleman Jack is a team player and allows all the flavors in a cocktail to be represented and not overpowered.”
Even with the smooth presence of Gentleman Jack, you need to be careful not to lose the balance of your cocktail. “In its simplest form, the Whiskey Sour is not a complicated cocktail, but if one ingredient is off, even a little bit, it can throw the whole thing out of balance,” says Tecosky.
Think you’re ready to impress these judges with a Whiskey Sour? Share your most innovative and delicious recipe for a chance to win a trip to Bar Convent Berlin.