National Brand Ambassador
Steven entered the beverage industry in 2008 after he completed graduate studies at Northwestern University. As a musician, Steven found that being a bartender gave him the flexibility he needed to succeed as a saxophonist and music educator throughout Chicago. After moving to New York City in 2013, his skills and love for the cocktail fully developed, which led him to the cocktail competition scene where he garnered numerous awards and recognitions. Having previously worked for New York Distilling Co. and Angel’s Envy, Steven is currently National Brand Ambassador for the House of Lustau and is a certified Sherry Educator through the Consejo Regulador in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
August 11, 2022
On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, Part Two of a two-episode season finale captured live at the 20th annual Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash dig deep and dig delicious at Loa Bar, inside the International House Hotel, with bar chef Abigail Gullo and some of the hospitality industry's most dynamic movers, shakers, and stirrers, including Bodega Lustau's Steven Dragun, legendary restaurateur Dickie Brennan, whiskey wizard Dave Schmier, tequila entrepreneurs Adam Millman & Daniel Neeson, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey's Gillian Murphy, and Spirited Hive's Jack Espy. Brought to you Bodega Lustau, DE-NADA Tequila, Monin Gourmet Syrups, Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, Proof & Wood Ventures, Spirited Hive, and Tullamore D.E.W.TCGP S1