Hosting a cocktail party this season and want to show off your serious cocktail chops? Here’s the article that I promised would follow up my recent “Stocking Your Home Bar For The Holidays”: Five drinks I love right now. And, in case you’re wondering, almost all of the spirits mentioned can be found at our Bank Of Wine & Spirits.
So you’ve got your man cave turned into a turn-of-the-century saloon, replete with spittoons and period-specific American flags. But the only booze in the place is drips and dregs of parties bygone, you know, some oxidized vermouth, triple sec, and a full-bottle of grenadine. Well, have no fear, I am here to lend a hand in the stocking of your liquor cabinet–before your holiday guests arrive. And, yes, any of these spirits can be picked up at Wingtip’s Bank Of Wine & Spirits.
Our first ever rum event is approaching. Come join Willie Shine, overall good guy, funny bar man with funny stories, and national brand ambassador for Appleton Rum. Willie will be discussing the history of this amazing category while our Bar Director, Brian MacGregor, will be whipping up some classic and not so classic Rum Cocktails… Read more »
To celebrate the World Cup this month, we will be pouring $10 caipirinhas at the club for the duration of the tournament. The caipirinha is Brazil’s national drink, and while we never exactly forgot about it, we want to shift focus to it–at least until the World Cup is claimed.
Recently I went on the coolest educational trips–it knocked the socks off any high school field trip I remember. Givaudan, the world’s largest flavor and fragrance company, who enjoy a partnership with UC Riverside that grants them unrestricted access to their world-class citrus groves, invited five bartenders, including myself, to explore rare citruses and learn how natural flavors are made.
Thanks to everyone who came out for our Kentucky Derby Party this past Saturday. We donned our finest seersucker clothing and ostentatious hats, and sipped mint juleps from Match Pewter julep cups that were laser-etched at 1000 dots-per-inch, right here in the basement of 550 Montgomery St.
The club’s 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Party will feature southern fare, race day programs, and, of course, the most exciting two minutes of sports all year long. Michters is sponsoring the event, and has offered to buy everyone their first drink. Furthermore, each ticketed guest will receive an engraved Mint Julep cup, which entitles you… Read more »
This year, local distillers No. 209 set out to become the first to offer a certified Kosher-For-Passover gin and vodka. Both are on offer at Wingtip now, and, though Passover ends Tuesday, these spirits will continue to anchor delicious cocktails long after. So, how do you create a grain-free, Kosher-certified gin and vodka? Here’s their description of how they did it:
I love cocktails. I love making cocktails. I love researching cocktails. I love learning about old and new cocktails. I love creating cocktails. And I especially love writing menu’s and creating menus. I assume that is why I am in this business and have this job after all. But I find myself increasingly making drinks that are not on our menu.
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