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On the third installment of The Speakeasy, Damon sits down with Adam Kolesar, tiki drink expert and proprietor of Brooklyn Orgeat Works. The two sit down to discuss the origins of the traditional Mai Tai and how it's been lost in modern cocktail culture. Tune in the find out where you can go for an authentic tiki experience in New York City, and how rum profiles matter more than you might expect in the execution of an excellent cocktail. This episode was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons. For more information visit www.surryfarms.com

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