One of the world’s most innovative bar owners, Sasha Petraske, has died suddenly at the age of 42.
Petraske’s opened Milk & Honey on New York’s Lower East Side in 1999, a bar that grew to fame for quality cocktails served in a narrow, Prohibition-style room that has since been transformed into Attaboy by Australia’s Sam Ross.
Milk & Honey became a household name inspiring bartenders such as Chad Solomon, Christie Pope, Toby Maloney and Sam Ross to open many of today’s most celebrated cocktail bars.
Petraske also opened New York bars Little Branch and Dutch Kills, and worked in conjunction with others in London, Los Angeles and Melbourne.
When you visit a bar with a hidden entrance and prohibition styled cocktails then think once more of Sasha Petraske; he most likely influenced the drink you are just about to enjoy.
In this video you can get a feel of how it all started and pick up some tips on how to make better drinks from someone that really knew his trade.