Cocktails in the Country Graduate: Pete Volkmar, Gourmet Galley Catering, North Stonington, CT

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, February 6th, 2016 · 2015 students, CitC

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We’re happy to announce that

Pete Volkmar of Gourmet Galley Catering, North Stonington, CT

has earned a Masters of Service degree from Cocktails in the Country

CitC’s Masters of Service Degree affirms that the Holder has completed, and fully understood, gaz regan’s Mindful Bartending Workshop, and has put the program into action.

gaz sez:

Pete likened what he learned in the mindfulness sessions to “a job measuring road race courses using a bicycle.” “Concentrating on the immediate moment and letting other thoughts quickly fade out of mind, will help to pick the shortest route around corners and curves, keep track of the next mile mark on the course, avoid cars, pedestrians and other impediments in the path and follow the plotted course. Seems easy, it’s not. It takes practice,” he says.

You got it, Pete. Congratulations!

Here is an original cocktail recipe developed by Pete Volkmar at

Cocktails in the Country

The French Old Fashioned

Created by Pete Volkmar for Cocktails in the Country #3-6/15/2015

2 oz (60 ml) Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

1/4 oz (7.5 ml) Green Chartreuse

2 dashes Dale DeGroff’s Aromatic Bitters

2 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters #6

1 large orange twist for oil and garnish

Stir all ingredients well over ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Optionally, the drink may be mixed and stirred in the glass it will be served in. Bend and squeeze the orange twist, shiny side toward the mixed drink, to release the oil onto the drink’s surface. Rub the rim of the glass with the bent orange twist and drop it into the drink. Serve on a cocktail napkin.

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