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How to Make Superb Cocktails with Ryan Metke at Bungalow 8
Divya: Hi, I’m Divya Gugnani.
Caroline: I’m Caroline Alexa McBride. And we’re here at Bungalow 8, one of New York City’s hottest night clubs.
Divya: The tight door policy is as legendary as their celebrities and socialites.
Caroline: We’re putting you on the VIP list to sip signature drinks and shake it up with the Manhattan’s best martinis.
Divya: Let’s go behind the burner and meet the head mixologist and see how he stirs it up for the stars.
Caroline: We’re here at with Ryan Metke, head bartender of Bungalow 8. Wow Ryan it looks delicious. Explain what we’re drinking here.
Ryan: Well you’re having the Malibu, which is coconut rum, a little triple sec, a little lime, a little sugar, a little dash of cranberry, a splash of pineapple. Shaken up, nice and cold. And it’s a nice little drink to have on the beach, even though we’re not on the beach. But I guess one of the things with Martinis, one of the things I’d like to do is kinda chill the glass first. Put some ice. I’m drinking a cowboy martini which is freshly muddled lime and mint, citron vodka, shaken, nice and cold. The mint adds a little punch to it. You’re having, which probably is the most popular cocktail we serve here. Watermelon martini—we’ve blend up a watermelon everyday. It’s just vodka, watermelon and little sugar to sweeten it up.
Divya: Well cheers! Cheers guys.
Caroline: Now we know why they say Bungalow 8 has such great martinis. The proof is in the martini glass. And you can bring the fun into your own home by incorporating these free martini items and checking out our special promotion at www.openyourwine.com. Stay tuned to “Behind the Burner” for the tips, tricks and techniques that are lighting the culinary world on fire.