Jameson takes us behind the scenes to present 12 of Brooklyn’s finest bartenders – the heroes who make it all happen. Learn about the hidden talents and signature drinks, tips beyond tipping, and even hear some of their best bar stories. This week’s Bartender Spotlight: Rosey Rosenkranz.

What’s the hardest part of your job? The easiest?
The hardest part is dealing with people and the easiest part dealing with people. You know who you are.

What’s your signature Jameson cocktail?
Neat, with a beer on the side.

What’s your second passion outside of bartending?

Radio Free Brooklyn.

What would surprise people about being a bartender?
Sometimes you eat the bar, sometimes the bar, well, it eats you.


What has bartending taught you about life outside the bar?

That being alive is fun!

What’s your favorite drink to make?

Tea-quila, but you won’t see that on the market until I decide.

What is your most versatile cocktail ingredient?
Hot sauce.

What tip would you give a new bartender that you wish you had known?
30%.

Check out more of Williamsburg’s coolest bartenders in the Bartender Spotlight, or find your own favorite mixologist at some of Williamsburg’s best bars: Alligator Lounge, Kent Ale House, Knitting Factory, Lucky Dog, Pete’s Candy Store, The Charleston, The Gibson, The Gutter, Skinny Dennis, Union Pool, Whiskey Brooklyn, Zablozki’s, Rough Trade, National Sawdust, Greenpoint Beer & Ale, Barcade, Brooklyn Bowl, Baby’s All Right, and The Craic. Please enjoy responsibly.