Chadbourne did encounter a learning curve (it’s all uphill from the Mudslide), but she quickly adapted to the New York cocktail scene thanks to surrounding herself with people like Vose, current bosses Nate Dumas and Allan Katz, Jason Littrell, and Gardner Dunn. “Learn from the best, be the best – it sounds cheesy but it works.”
Cape Cod to New York is impressive, but Chadbourne wanted her cocktails served at the House of Walker™ cocktails to take guests on an international journey. Her Johnnie Strolls packs in Johnnie Walker® Red Label®, orange blossom, lemon, and Pavan, a Muscat grape liqueur from France. Her Portside Roy presents Red Label, Carpano Antica, Campari, tawny port, and Bittermens mole bitters.
“Red Label is almost like a rye with its spiciness – it’s so versatile, it’s accepted the world over. These drinks bring in something from everywhere.”