Single? Coupled? It’s complicated? Who cares! Everyone feels lovely with a romantic cocktail in hand. New Yorkers can celebrate the enchanting effects of the eternal icebreaker at Cocktails Are For Lovers, a red-hot walk-around-tasting party brought to you by yours truly from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at AstorCenter.
Sip endless love potions, aphrodesiac elixirs, dessert cocktails, effervescent punches, seductive slings and fragrant fizzes served by some of the hottest bartenders in NYC. Pair your tantalizing tipples with small bites by Filipino gastropub Jeepney including pulled pork adobo sliders. Bacon bakery Baconery will dish out savory sweets. Sexy beats by DJ Tomas Moves and burlesque performers will keep things interesting.
Sponsors include: Rhum Clement, Ardbeg Whisky, Sandeman Porto, Pallini Limoncello, G’vine Gin, June Liqueur, Excellia Tequila, Aperol, OR-G Persimmon Liqueur, Voli Light Vodkas, Xante Brandy Pear Liqueur, John B. Stetson Bourbon, Killepitsch, Pisa Italian Liqueur and more!
Want a preview of what you’ll be tasting Thursday night?
0.75 oz. June Vineflower Liqueur
Fill with Alfred Gratien Champagne
The Islay Affair by Jonathan Pogash, the Cocktail Guru:
1 1/2 oz. Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky
1 oz. blackberry puree
1/4 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
Directions: Add ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish: sage leaf