Rocks Stars goes to Tales of the Cocktail

Five Questions with Franky Marshall, one of NYC’ most respected (and colorful) bartenders, who currently splits her time between two of that city’s greatest establishments, The Monkey Bar and The Tippler.

Q. How many years have you been coming to Tales of the Cocktail?
A. Four years.

Q. What advice do you have for a first time Tales attendee?
A. Hydrate…

Q. What’s your favorite cocktail ingredient to work with?
A. Peppers – chilies, poblanos, etc.; I love the profiles they give.

Q. Do you have any words of wisdom for someone just starting out in the bar business?
A. Absolutely! Three words: do your research.

Q. Cubed Ice or crushed?
A. Really?!? (laughs). That depends on the drink, but cubed as a rule…