The Gage restaurant’s head bartender & mixologist Thomas Mooneyham believes that one of the most important aspects of any meal is incorporating a fun and playful attitude.
At 26 years old, Mooneyham has spent the past decade working in restaurants, learning every role first-hand, from busboy to cook to bartender. He most recently came from Graham Elliot, where he developed a strong appreciation for the whimsical nature that food and drinks possess. He also spent time behind the bar at several acclaimed restaurants in San Diego and Portland.
Mooneyham has learned from his experiences working with many talented individuals in the industry, who he believes “each bring something different to the table.” These influences, from classical backgrounds, to modern mixologists, to the truly “wacky” have all helped to shape Mooneyham’s direction for a truly unique program at The Gage.
Mooneyham created this recipe for Crave Local fans this St. Patrick’s Day-enjoy!
- 1.5oz Jameson Select Black Barrel
- .75oz lime juice
- 1.5-2oz Goslings ginger beer
Combine all ingredients in a copper mug and pack with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy.
The Gage is celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day with a brunch menu, full of Irish fare.