June 7, 2020

10. Sarah Troxell on Tiki Drinks & Why Chefs Make the Best Bartenders

Sarah Troxell runs the bar program for two of Houston's hottest restaurants: The Toasted Coconut and Nobie's. But before Sarah was slinging martinis, she was cooking in restaurant kitchens. This episode, she tells Chris how going to culinary school influenced her approach to bartending.

Later, Sarah explains her passion for Tiki, a tropical subculture in the beverage world. A discourse on the identity of Tiki and the terroir of rum ensues. Towards the end of the episode, Sarah shares how the national cocktail competition Speed Rack has made her not only a better bartender, but also a more vocal supporter of women in the Houston beverage community.

Sarah can be found on Instagram at @barcheftrox, and Chris can be reached at @braisedthoughts.


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