Jeff Leanheart

New York City

Mixologist, Cocktails


Specialities

Cocktails, Spirits, Drinks

About Jeff Leanheart

Beverage Director Jeff Leanheart has been the creative cocktail force behind The Smith restaurant in New York City for more than four years. During this time, Leanheart has established a reputation for creating exciting, new, artisanal drinks while expertly maintaining the traditions of classic cocktails. His recipes have been featured in New York Magazine and Fox Magazine.


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Jeff Leanheart's Video Tutorials

How to Stir a Cocktail

Jeff Leanheart
Easy

A basic and necessary technique for anyone making cocktails.

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Three Rum Punch

Jeff Leanheart
Easy

This island drink combines various rums, juices, and spices to create a refreshing beach cocktail.

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Vesper Martini

Jeff Leanheart
Easy

"A classic cocktail started by the name of James Bond's first love, Vesper."

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How to Muddle a Cocktail

Jeff Leanheart
Easy

"Muddling started with hiding that there was actual booze in a cocktail during Prohibition."

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The Perfect "Midtown" Manhattan

Jeff Leanheart
Easy

"We use very select ingredients for this."

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Pom del Sol

Jeff Leanheart
Easy

"Today we're making a Pom del Sol with flavors inspired by the Mediterranean."

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