Jamie most recently presided over the bar at VESSEL, an upscale bar in Seattle, furthering his quest for the perfect cocktail. Establishing VESSEL as one of the premier bars of America, he has now moved on to other ventures, helping tweak bar programs and offering international seminars, all the while preaching the gospel that is St. Germain.
Round Robin: Now that absinthe is legal again, many an old-school cocktail is being revived, and all the drinks that were substituting other anise-flavored liqueurs such as Pernod can go back to using the real thing. But many people shy away from absinthe due to its strong flavor. This slightly sweet cocktail shows the liquor’s more feminine side, balancing the anise flavor nicely with orange bitters.