Before a life pouring delicious mixed drinks, Jeremy Strawn studied philosophy. And as he puts it, his chosen field of study “guaranteed I would either become a bartender, or the guy selling roses on the freeway…” He chose bartending, and made the move from Texas to New York City. Once in the Big Apple, Strawn started working in “all the New York nightclubs, just throwing out bum juice as fast as I could pour it.” At Backroom, Strawn met Alex Day, who was impressed with Strawn’s bar skills (if not the final product). He offered Strawn his mentorship, and thus Strawn began to acquire a serious education behind the bar.
With his newfound knowledge, Strawn began leading his own cocktail programs at Bistrot Bagatelle, The Standard Hotel, Trump Hotels, MPD, One Group, and Day and Night. Along the way, Strawn grew to understand that the guest experience is the cornerstone to the talent of any mixologist.
He created a colorful cocktail menu for Sugar East.