Drink Up: Kocak Shines Behind the Bar at McCrady’s


Swig contributor Kristen Oliveri sits down with Bethany Kocak, head bartender of the wildly popular McCrady’s in Charleston, South Carolina. Kocak has been leading the charge and most recently implemented the restaurant’s new happy hour program. You can find her handy work in the latest cocktail additions including the “Free Radical” made with gin, suze, turmeric, lemongrass and lime as well as the “Expatriate” made with Irish Whiskey, toasted benne, ginger, honey, egg and bitters. While Kocak is proud of her work behind the bar, she’s also passionate about spreading the love and teaching people how to curate a well-stocked home bar. Read On