Dale DeGroff needs no introduction. He’s been at the forefront of the cocktail revival since the 1980′s and continues to lead the way through programs like B.A.R. and BarSmarts. As well, he has been touring a show called “ON THE TOWN! A Salute to Saloons, Bars, & Legendary Cocktail Palaces!” for the past few years. I had the opportunity to talk with Dale via phone a few weeks ago and ask him about his bartending history, where the nickname “King Cocktail” came from, his new Pimento Bitters, and the most important thing every bartender should know.
You can listen to the interview below: