Extracted from Drams and Dashes
Before Josh O’Connell was named Iowa’s Top Mixologist in 2016, he was bartending at Cobble Hill Eatery & Dispensary in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where in 2013, he met longtime friend and future business partner, Brian Rosteck.
Over the next few years, Brian would come to see Josh at Cobble Hill to pick his brain and talk collaboration. Drinks were made. Conversations were had. And ideas were born. After careful consideration, Josh decided to make the jump from bartender to entrepreneur and teamed up with Brian to form Drams & Dashes in 2016.