Arrival time: _7:45 a.m.__*interview times could change due to breaking
Interviewee/Job Title
Contact #
1:_ Wendy Treinen, Entertaining Expert____wendy_treinen@b-f.com
2:_Jackie Zykan, Master Bourbon Specialist__jackie_zykan@b-f.com
Event name:
Holiday Entertaining
Information about event:
Talking points:
Jackie will make a pineapple syrup and demonstrate in two cocktails; also show how
the syrup can be used on brie
Wendy will do a mocktail and two food items with a do-it-yourself decor
About Jackie:
The holidays are right around the corner … which means it’s time to start planning for those holiday soirees!
Let our cocktail expert liven up your festivities with expert entertaining tips to elevate your next party.
Master Bourbon Specialist, bartender extraordinaire Jackie Zykan, has done nearly 100 broadcast segments
this year and travels the country teaching the craft of great cocktails.
Zykan uses her expertise gained from a decade behind the bar to craft beverages for the whole family –
cocktails, mocktails and bourbon inspiration as the hottest growing category in the spirits industry.

Website links:
____ oldforester.com ______________________________________________________
Video or picture links:
Please list all props and how many of each:
A Pineapple Holiday
The pineapple is the symbol of hospitality – use the pineapple as a theme for your holiday party with Jackie’s
“Mele Kalikimaka Syrup” (yes, from the song!) which can be used in cocktails, mocktails or culinary dishes.

Mele Kalikimaka Syrup:
 1 cup white sugar
 1 cup brown sugar
 0.5 tsp xanthan gum
 2 cups water
 1.5 tsp vanilla bean paste
 1 cinnamon stick
 0.5 fresh pineapple, cut in chunks
 0.5 tsp sea salt
Jackie will demonstrate how to use one syrup in 2 cocktails to keep your entertaining theme simple and fresh:
 Old Fashioned
 2 oz Old Forester 100 proof
 0.5 oz Pineapple Syrup
 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
 Combine all in mixing glass, stir with ice. Strain into double old fashioned glass with fresh ice. Garnish
with lemon peel.

1.5 oz Old Forester 86
1 oz Pineapple Syrup
0.5 oz Lemon
2 oz Hibiscus Tea
Combine all in shaker tin, shake with ice. Strain into collins glass, add fresh ice. Garnish with lemon
peel and fresh grated nutmeg.
*For batching:
1 part lemon
2 parts pineapple syrup
3 parts Old Forester 86
4 parts Hibiscus Tea

*Can easily be made into mocktail by leaving out alcohol* All segments include cocktail instruction for the 'at
home' mixologist along with tips on responsible entertaining during a party.
 Warmed Brie Glaze

Glaze over brie, maybe throw some fruit and crackers around there? Pancakes? Shrimp? An entire

Wendy: will do mockail & 2 food items with a do-it-yourself decor
Any additional info on how you visualize the segment: