My name is Keith P – Wall Street finance geek by day, dashing debonair Mr. Cocktail by night. Sadly no … but it sounded interesting. Actually, I am in the truest sense of the word, a novice. I should qualify this a bit. I am a novice in the sophisticated arts of cocktail imbibing and home mixology. I live and work in NYC, a city with a rich food and cocktail scene, but it was only through a chance meeting of friends at a local NYC lounge that I had my first “real” cocktail and discovered there was much more to sophisticated drinking. I have taken inspiration from the many places I have visited and the many blogs, websites and other resources that are the backbone of my experience.
Thus, began my journey into the vast sphere of cocktail mixology and this blog is a chronicle of my adventures. I welcome your comments or thoughts- please feel free to contact me at KeithP@thespeakista.com
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