Milk & Honey founder found dead

24 August, 2015

Milk & Honey bar founder Sasha Petraske, was found dead last Friday, according to reports. The cause of his death is unknown.

He is credited with helping shape modern cocktail culture. He pioneered the cocktail revival in New York with Milk & Honey, in Lower East Side.

The bar was set up as 'pre-Prohibition' with a speakeasy-style.

In 2012 two of his associates took over the site and called it Attaboy. Petraske moving Milk & Honey to West 23rd Street.

Apparently the 42-year-old was living upstate temporarily with his wife, journalist Georgette Moger. There are reports that he could have taken a drug overdose.

He opened other bars in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Melbourne. Reports say he was working on a new bar in Red Hook, called Falconer.

A tribute eveinng will take place August 31 at Milk & Honey in NYC. 





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Dominic Roskrow

The serious business of bourbon

This is most odd. I’m standing with two American gentlemen in the corner of a very swish steak bar staring at a surreal painting of what we’re being told is a ship exploding as it sails towards a lighthouse. I think.

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