CO-OWNER & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR OF THE FLATIRON LOUNGE
Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in New York City for fifteen years, most notably with the opening of the Flatiron Lounge (2003) and the Pegu Club (2005). As co-owner and beverage director of the Flatiron Lounge, Reiner drew much of her inspiration from her native Hawaii by utilizing the freshest fruits and premier quality spices & spirits available in her original cocktails.
Julie’s consulting company, Mixtress Consulting, helps to create top-notch beverage programs and cocktails for restaurants, bars, resorts, and spirits companies. Flatiron and Pegu opened to rave reviews and have enjoyed a top ranking among the best bars in the world.
Leyenda celebrates spirits and imbibing traditions from across the Spanish-speaking world and beyond in creative cocktails. The drinks are complemented by authentic fare by Chef Sue Torres, a noted Latin culinary authority. Julie’s recipes have been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Food & Wine, Imbibe, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Playboy, Gourmet Magazine, Food Arts, Bon Appetit, GQ, Fortune, Wine Enthusiast, O Magazine, Crains, Time Out NY and Time Out London, The London Times & Wine & Spirits. Julie has also been featured on The Today Show, The Food Network, the Cooking Channel, Martha Stewart Radio, CNBC, LXTV, and the Fine Living network. In 2011, Julie was honored with a James Beard nomination for spirits professional of the year.