Monthly Archives: May 2009

Happy Anniversary!

It’s officially been a year since I first put pen to paper (or rather, fingertips to keyboard) and created Cocktail Culture. If you’ve been reading all along, thanks so much! If you’re just now stopping in, welcome! I’ve learned a lot over the course of the past year, and have had the opportunity to travel, meet new people, and try great drinks. The journey’s just begun, but here’s a little photographic trip down memory lane for you. Places I’ve been and sites I’ve seen this past year:

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Beefeater 24 Thursday Drink Night!

cimg3176Last Thursday the brand-spanking-new gin, Beefeater 24, sponsored Thursday Drink Night in the Mixoloseum and threw the icing on the cake with a fantastic live event at the Quarter Bar in Brooklyn. What a blast! TDN regulars Rick Stutz of Kaiser Penguin, Nathan (oysterschnapps), and Michael Dietsch of A Dash of Bitters were all there, in addition to Meaghan Dorman from Spirit Me Away, Alia Akkam from Bev Media, brand ambassador Dan Warner and Dave Wondrich. That’s right folks, we pulled out the big guns! 

And they didn’t disappoint. Online, a seemingly endless list of wonderful new Beefeater 24 cocktails streamed in, and in person, Dan Warner and Dave Wondrich served them up for us all! Aren’t we so lucky? Here were a few of my favorites from the night: 

B24 Fresh by Tiare Olsen

 2 oz. Beefeater 24

1 oz. Aperol

½ oz. Lime Juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup

¼ oz. Grapefruit Juice

Fill with tonic

 Shake, strain over crushed ice, and garnish with a lime spiral.

 Ginger Bushel by Matt Robold

 3 oz. Beefeater 24

1 oz. Ginger Liqueur

¼ oz. Apfelkorn

2 dash orange bitters

 Stir with ice, strain, and serve in a cocktail glass with a lemon twist.

 24 Hour Party People by Sylvan Thompson

 2 oz. Beefeater 24

¾ oz. 2:1 Ceylon Cinnamon Syrup

¾ oz. lemon juice

2 dash of cardamom bitters (boker’s or hess)

 Shake, strain, and serve up.

 For the full list you can check out Mixoloseum’s twitter feed. And head over to the Mixoloseum blog to get their take on the event! And for cryin’ out loud if you haven’t already, get yourself a bottle of Beefeater 24 asap and make a few of these cocktails. Cheers!

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