Nick Kosevich (@nickkosevich) is an international 'Cocktail Consultant', a world class bartender and the co-founder of Bittercube Bitters. Even though Bittercube can be found at every bar I’ve been to in the Twin Cities, I took notice when I met a bartender in Louisiana raving about them years ago while on the road with music. I decided to sit down with Nick to find out how his journey took him from wanting to be an actor/stand-up comedian to being a successful entrepreneur and international cocktail judge and to figure out what I can learn from his career in cocktails and apply it to mine in the world of music.
In this episode: -Our good friends Jorge and Janelle Figueroa join Sarah and I at the dining room table for cocktails, wine, beer and end up talking about the importance of 'Staying Curious' as we get older. -I give a call to this week's Guinness Giveaway winner (Clark Strasburg) at the end of the episode -I end up making the best 'Sour' Cocktail of my life thanks to Bittercube's help.
In my interview with Nick we talk about: - Why Nick prefers not to be called a mixologist - What is a Cocktail Consultant? - Balancing being a good parent and being on the road for work - How is bartending alot like being a musician? - How to stay humble while still having confidence (“bartender bravado”) - The misconceptions of ‘pre-mixed’ cocktails - The awesomeness of the hit tv show 'Cheers' - Not trying to be a ‘Trend Setter’ but focusing on constantly being 'Forward Thinking' - The importance of confidence - How Bittercube Bitters got started - Even though it looks like people are successful overnight... that’s not how it works - Not worring about the competition, follow your own goals, run your own race