Let me introduce you to Leon (aka Ben) Flottemesch, the most vibrant accountant you will ever meet!
He joined me in the studio to mix up a Moscow Mule!
A drink so good - and soooo simple to make! (see recipe below)
Did you know the Moscow mule got its name because vodka is so widely associated with Russia? And the mule - well it's the ginger beer that gives it the extra kick of flavor!
Rubber hit the road back in college when Ben worked in a door-to-door sales job and he chats on how this role helped develop his gregariousness and ability to communicate with people - something he has carried with him throughout his career.
Ben has dedicated his career towards helping small business owners. As a people person with an accounting background - the pieces fell into place as he left corporate America and decided to become a business owner as a partner at Simma, Flottemesch & Orenstein.
With retirement on the horizon, not only is Ben contemplating what his 'third act' will be, but he is also assisting his others do the same as he is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor. He emphasizes the importance of worrying about the things you can change, and prepare for the things that you can't.
As Ben so graciously put it, "Make Hay While The Sun Shines"!
Cheers to that Ben!
MOSCOW MULE RECIPE
Grey Goose Vodka 2 oz
Fresh squeezed .5 oz
4 oz of Ginger beer (we used hard ginger beer)
Garnish with a lime
Fill a copper mug or similarly sized glass with ice. Pour in the vodka and lime juice. Fill the glass with ginger beer and gently swirl it with a spoon once to mix. Garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!