Anthony Bohlinger, Maison Premiere, New York City 

Bartenders are just some of the creative tastemakers of the Cochon555 tour. As part of our new Spotlight series for guests past and present, we take you behind the scenes for a Q&A with those who provide the delicious drinks for our competition. Meet Anthony Bohlinger from our New York City event.

Which classic cocktail is the most underrated?

High ball (not really classic). When made properly it takes on some amazing characteristics.

What kind of flavors inspire you the most?

I’ve been on a Japanese kick lately. Really understanding the potential of umami in drinks.  

A drink to pair with pork?

When working with American whiskey primarily bourbon, you can’t really go wrong. From old fashioneds, sours & a neat pour, bourbon is my go to when pairing cocktails with pork.

Anthony will compete in the Punch Kings finale, Last Call, on September 30th. Don’t miss out on punches made by some of the country’s finest bartenders!