What spirit defined 2016 for you and why?
Plantation Pineapple Rum. There's not a lot that I can say about Plantation Pineapple Rum other than it's motherfucking pineapple and motherfucking rum together!
What’s the craziest thing that happened in your bar this year?
One night, I had to save four motorcycles from being towed. It was around 1:30am, and the NYPD was towing vehicles for a street fair that they hadn't posted anything about. Luckily, they allowed me to roll them up onto the sidewalk. It made me feel really good to be looking out for the neighborhood riders.
What drink are you ready to retire in 2017?
I don't really like this question, because it seems a bit elitist, but I'd have to say I'm not the biggest fan of spicy cocktails. I love spicy food, but I prefer my food spicy, and my drinks refreshing.