Tools of the Trade is a series in which we ask chefs, bartenders and other restaurant folks which tools they simply can't live without. Today we talk to Alex Day, the man behind the bar at newly opened Honeycut.
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Alex Day is responsible for some of the most revered drinks in the world. Apart from his involvement with Death and Co. in New York City, his consultancy company Proprietors LLC (in partnership with David Kaplan) has left its boozy mark on bars from Jackson Hole, WY, to Mumbai, India. Their latest project, launched with L.A.'s own 213 Ventures, is Honeycut in downtown Los Angeles. The cocktail menu Day and team came up with is more than 40 drinks strong, and many of those drinks use ingredients and methods on the cutting edge of mixology. Which is why we thought it would be fascinating to ask Day which tools he considers indispensable. Here are five things he wouldn't want to be behind the bar without.