Bars to Watch: Passion 8

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Guys, Passion 8 Bistro is known for their amazing food, Chef Luca is KILLING the kitchen game here in Charlotte, but did you know that their bar program is doing fantastic things too? I got a sneak peak of their new cocktail menu and it’s super tasty!!

Check out these beautiful concoctions below!

 

 

Also, don’t forget, This Sunday 6/17, there is a FemArt show at 1 pm featuring art by Lis Grace and Free Hors D’oeurves!

 

 

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Happy Cucumber Day, Y’all!

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Who knew there was a day dedicated to the cucumber? I didn’t, but I’ll gladly celebrate!

Bars all over the city are celebrating with Hendrick’s Gin. The fellas at 204 North are celebrating by featuring a cocktail they call A Walk In The Garden, made with Hendricks’s Gin, Cucumber, honey, elderflower and soda water! Looking for something a bit different, Soul Gastrolounge will feature a Hendrick’s Gin cucumber shaved ice! I hear other bars like Murphy’s and Sip are participating too.

Where ever you decide to celebrate, do it responsibly!

Cheers, y’all!

 

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Salud, y’all!

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Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching so I thought I’d share a few specials for y’all to enjoy on May 5th!!

Blind Pig: $8 Espolon Margaritas/$5 Juose Cuervo

Cabo Fish Taco: $3 Margaritaville Shots / $5 Caboritas / $8 Three Amigos Margaritas

Hatties: $5 Jose Cuervo / $7 Espolon

Krazy Fish: $8 Milagro Margaritas / $5 Jose Cuervo

For my LKN friends:

Jack’s Corner Tap: Tito’s Vodka-rita / Cabo Wabo Margaritas

Carrburritos: Espolon Margaritas /  Camarena Margaritas

Find me around town and I might just buy you a shot!

Salud!!!

 

 

Negroni Week 2016

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It’s back y’all! Who’s excited?

If you aren’t familiar with Negroni Week, I’ll fill you in…

It’s really a simple way for you and your favorite watering hole to give back to your community. Your bar picks a non-profit, you drink a Negroni at said watering hole, who then donates a portion of the proceeds to the charity. Simple as that. I’ve heard a few of our homies are participating, so expect to see some updates from us about Dogwood Southern Table, Heist Brewery and Davidson Street Public House!!

Here’s the deal: June 6-12, you can find participating bars in your area HERE!!

Other details and stats can be found HERE!!

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11/12 Days of Cocktails, a bit late.

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Shit guys, I got to number 10 in our super awesome 12 days of cocktails countdown and then Christmas happened and I forgot. If it’s OK with y’all, I am gonna just combine this post to tell you about my 2 new favorite cocktail things this year. Cool?

  1. I have a new cocktail crush and I’ve been craving it hard for the last few weeks. We’re all aware of the Gimlet, a classic no frills cocktail, but switch up your London Dry for a Scottish Gin and you’ve got something special. A Hendricks Gimlet is quite perfect–tart from the juice, sweet from the sugar and just a hint of cucumber to round it out. Like I said, perfect.

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2. Books are cool in the fact that they teach you things. This book teaches you about things that get you drunk, so that’s extra cool, yeah? There are tons of mixology and spirits books out there, but one I picked up this year has sort of stuck with me. “Distilled” by Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley is an awesome intro to spirits. Each chapter focuses on a different type, with a history synopsis, how it’s made and how to use it. I dig the simplicity of it, an easy read for those dipping their toes into the spirited pond of wonder.

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12 Days of cocktails – #8

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I’m switching it up for this post because 8 is my favorite number. So instead of featuring a local cocktail, I’m gonna share with you one of my favorites. I have a penchant for sweet so it’s no surprise that one of my favorite libations is a Hemingway Daiquiri. Named after the writer, this version of the drink was one of Hemingway’s favorite cocktails. If made correctly, it is the perfect balance between tart and sweet.

Hemingway Daiquiri

Light Rum

Maraschino Liqueur

Grapefruit juice

Lime Juice

Simple Syrup

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