Imbibe Magazine 5th Anniversary Party

Imbibe Magazine 5th Anniversary Party

 

The Cocktail GoGo bar crawl tour actually ended at the Imbibe Magazine party but because I wanted to change, I didn’t board the double decker bus and made my own way to the party at Spirit of ’77. Hence, it was well under way when I got there. We were handed programs and I counted 10 cocktails to try. Let’s recap the day so far-

and then after this party I was supposed to go to the Maker’s Mark party at Ground Kontrol? On top of a week that included going to 13 bars in Seattle (plus two tastings) and a heady week of seminars and parties for Portland Cocktail Week.

I

AM

IN

TROUBLE

Not actually. I wasn’t sick all week and damn well wasn’t going to be the last day.

Spirit of '77

Erick Castro

First we stopped by the main bar where Plymouth & Beefeater Gin Ambassador Erick Castro was making the Oceanside cocktail (Beefeater 24 gin, fresh lime, simple syrup, mint leaves, sea salt, celery bitters). I will drink anything made by this man.

Chris Patino

 

Upstairs in the Lil Spirit (Mezzanine bar), Pernod Ricard Ambassador Chris Patino was mixing up Two-Blossom Collins (absolut vodka, Creme Yvette, lavender syrup, fresh lemon, soda). Pernod Ricard owns Absolut.

Two Blossom Collins

 

I loved this though I thought I was past the vodka soda phase. This was much more intricate. Time to reconsider vodka.

Jeffrey Morgenthaler with Fish House Punch

 

It ain’t a party until there’s punch! Jeffrey Morgenthaler from Clyde Common was serving Fish House Punch (Bacardi 8 rum, Chateau Montifaud Petite Selection cognac, Briottet creme de peche, Laird’s applejack, fresh lemon, sugar, cold water)

Kimberly Patton-Bragg

 

I had seen New Orleans bartender Kimberly Patton-Bragg compete in Speed Rack earlier that day and was happy to try her Boulevardier (Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon, Campari, Carpano Antica).

Boulevardier

 

Stirred, strong and boozy, just the way I like it.

And then it was time to run off to the next party. What a hard life a food and beverage writer has.

 

Thanks Imbibe Magazine!

 

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