Drink Up: Logan Ronkainen Talks The Evolution of Punch & Pie


Drink Up is a bi-monthly column created by Swig contributor Kristen Oliveri. In the column, she speaks to the world’s leading mixologists, bartenders, wine makers, beer makers, sippers and taste-testers who provide insights into where you try your next drink and what it should be.

Logan Ronkainen is a force to be reckoned with in New York City’s explosive cocktail scene. This trained-chef-turned-cocktail maestro has been heading up the bar program at Trattoria Il Mulino in New York’s Flatiron district for the last few years. He has not only crafted an Italian cocktail list to die for but has also established Wednesday night Punch & Pie events that have quickly become an industry cult favorite. Ronkainen sits down with Swig Contributor Kristen Oliveri to talk about the evolution of Punch & Pie and how he vows to further the modern cocktail trend. Read the interview here