December 2012 Repeal Day Parties and More Fun in Los Angeles

Jason at the Varnish

December is right around the corner which means holidays but for us boozehounds, it also meals Repeal Day parties. So here’s a list of upcoming Repeal Day and more fun events coming soon.

Tuesday, December 4

Cole’s / the Varnish – the 4th Annual Jimmy Barella bartending competition

Ten of LA’s finest will be competing plus live music and drink specials with sponsors Templeton Rye and Fernet Branca including $5 Templeton rye punch on both 12/4 and 12/5.  Competition starts at 6PM (last round at 9PM)

30s style fashion encouraged.

Fernet ice luge at midnight which rolls us into…

Wednesday, December 5 – Repeal Day!

Spirits of the Times is presenting a $20 all-you-can-drink tasting from 6-9PM at Sassfrass. Which is great because starting at 9, Sassafrass and other 1933 Group bars will be doing $.50 cent cocktails. Yes, that’s right, TWO SHINY QUARTERS! The Repeal Day cocktails will be available from 9-11PM.

Other 1933 Bars:

Available December 3-9

Chaya is going to be celebrating Repeal Day for a five days! All cocktails listed below are $12.

Venice: Coopertown Cocktail: From 1917’s “Ideal Bartender” book. It’s a minty, flavorful drink that features Tanqueray Gin, Vermouth, Orange Bitters, and Mint Leaves.

Beverly Hills: The Avenue: Inspired by Old-World Whiskey Sours, which date to the 1700’s, this complex drink is made modern with the inclusion of Passion Fruit Puree and Pomegranate Grenadine that complement Makers Mark Bourbon and Calvados

Downtown: The Hanky Panky: ntroduced in the mid-1920s from Ada Coleman- CHAYA’s iteration features Gin, Vermouth, Fernet Branca, and Maraschino Cherry Juice, shaken with ice, and served on the rocks, garnished with orange peel.

Monday, December 10

All the cool people will be at the Carpano Antica Awards. Some of the Southland’s favorite bartenders have made some great videos featuring Fratelli Branca and Infinium Spirits. Expect a lot of Fernet Branca to be involved. Check out the videos here and vote for your favorite.

Get your free tickets!

And then there’s my little party on Wednesday, December 12 at One-Eyed Gypsy!

Just added! Krista Simmons who recently judged on Top Chef Masters will be our MC for the evening. And the Berry Bros. & Rudd spirits from Anchor Distilling including No. 3 Gin, Pink Pigeon, King’s Ginger and The Glenrothes plus Ron Zacapa XO has been added to the Hot Bartender Prize. See LA’s top 20 hot bartenders vie for the prize!

One Eyed Gypsy

Wednesday, December 12

7-10PM

901 E 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

RSVP via Facebook

© The Minty // LA Cocktails  2012

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