Sasha Petraske


Age: 42

Summary: founder of the New York cocktail bar Milk & Honey and other polished drinking spots around the world who helped to restore lost luster to the venerable coctkail, in which the opening of Milk & Honey on New Year's Eve 1999 in a narrow space on a dark block of the Lower East Side has been called instrumental in the revival of cocktail culture across the U.S. and beyond and became a phenomenon known for its dedication to expertly crafted, pre-Prohibition-era cocktails, not to mention its eccentric reservation system and exacting rules of decorum even though unmarked and unadvertised.

Cause of Death: Undetermined causes

Born: March 16, 1973

Died: August 21, 2015

Hudson, New York