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.
Guys, I’ve been MIA lately and I apologize a bit for that but for good reason…I’ve been drinking. Oops.
Anyway, Charlotte has been really stinkin’ busy with all kinds of events and on Monday, the Queen City hosted Pins & Pinups with Playboy and Sailor Jerry.
12 teams competed to win a trip to Pensacola for a chance to whip up on other cities for the title of Best Bar Bowling Team in the U.S. (I don’t really know if that’s the actual title, but you get the idea).
Congrats to Tilt On Trade for winning 2nd year in a row!!! That beast of a team bowled a whopping 573 all while pounding their share of Sailor Jerry pickleback shots!!
Thanks to Playboy and Sailor Jerry for showing the QC some love, check out the pictures of the shenanigans HERE!!
So I’ve been going around telling everyone that Andrew W.K. is playing my birthday party. Technically, this is not a lie, he really is performing at Neighborhood Theatre on September 10th! That just so happens to be my date of birth so you see how one would assume that Mr. W.K is indeed performing at my birthday party.
Not only that, but Sailor Jerry is a sponsor, so this means, lots of rum cocktails for everyone to enjoy. Scowl Brow and Hungry girl are also performing, so without a doubt this is going to be one hell of a celebration.
I say that like it’s a bad thing, it’s not. I mean, my 22 year old self is pretty bummed that a staple of my college days will cease to exist however, a new and improved dive bar called The Local is gonna take it’s place. So that’s something to be stoked about, right?
We can’t think of a better way to say goodbye than to throw a monster party with Sailor Jerry, PBR, live music and lots of debauchery.
So, we’ll see you Saturday around 10ish for the shindig. Bring your liver.
2014 has been such a great year for us, not just for me and boozinQC but also for the Queen City. We’ve had some pretty great cocktails come out of some of our favorite bars this year and I want to take a moment to highlight my favorites.
The Stow Away
Made by Stefan from Heist Brewery, this Sailor Jerry Tiki cocktail is sweet, fruity and perfect for warmer weather.
Sailor Jerry Rum
The Scotchie Pippen
This cocktail has been etched into my memory since the day I had it. Created by Andy Maurer at Soul for a tasting event with Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador, David Allaridice. It’s not readily available now but I’m sure the fellas at Soul could make a great substitute.
Pure Intentions Cold Brew
Glenfiddich infused whipped cream garnish
Roasted Jalapeno Margarita
While margaritas aren’t normally my go-to cocktail, my friend Krissie adores them. When we tried this gem from 1900 Mexican Grill, we were both surprised by how refreshing it was.
The Root Daiquiri
You wont find this in Charlotte, but it’s close. Sovereign Remedies in Asheville is home to this incredible drink. With fresh ingredients, it is damn tasty.
The Enemy to Fashion Drop Shop is sadly coming to a close, so we’ve decided to throw a party.
Find us at Custom in Noda on Friday December 12th at 7pm for drink samples, giveaways and a chance to win the most awesome one of a kind piece by Enemy To Fashion.
Here’s how to win a customized Sailor Jerry Jacket and a pair of PBR Vans: Bring new or gently used winter garments (coats, gloves, scarves and hats) to our little party and receive a raffle ticket for every item you bring. Raffle drawing will be at 9pm. Must be present to win!!
Bonus: The After Party is at Sanctuary – $5 Sailor Jerry Rum and Reyka Vodka Cocktails.