Josh Streetman

Years of Participation

Columbia, S.C. native Josh Streetman is known for his innovative cocktail recipes and unique uses of ingredients as Head Barman at Motor Supply Co. Bistro. Winner of the coveted grand prize at the 2016 Great American Whiskey Fair, Streetman is an avid gardener in his spare time, and his fresh produce often inspires the cocktail list at Motor Supply. “I take inspiration for the drinks from what’s being created around me on the menu; what’s local, what’s fresh, and think of an interesting way to use it.”

In June 2013, U.S. Airways magazine featured Streetman’s housemade bacon-infused vodka, and in July 2013, his southern twist on a classic G&T, the Gin and Green Tomato Tonic, was featured in Garden & Gun magazine’s "Daily Shot" blog. “I like to take a classic drink and then think of what I can do differently with it; how to put a unique spin on it,” says Streetman. His favorite flavors to work with include herbs - especially thyme - fresh berries and anything savory (bacon infusion is always a huge hit.) When mixing ingredients together, Streetman strives for a balanced and interesting finished product. “I like a drink that tells a story; a drink with a beginning and an ending,” says Streetman. His creative cocktails have also received national and regional recognition in publications like Food & Wine Magazine online, The Local Palate, USA Today, Delta Sky Magazine and NY Daily News.