Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hot Cocktails

For those of you who couldn't make it to the Hot Cocktails Party, or those of you who couldn't get enough of our drinks, we're going to share a few of the recipes from the party. These recipes are scaled for the party so you can use them as is for your upcoming holiday parties, or scale them down for individual drinks.

Heating them up with a loggerhead is completely optional, but if you have one why not?
Mulled Apple Cider:
1 gal apple cider
1 cup brown sugar
1 lemon, sliced thin
1 orange, sliced thin
12 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
12 black peppercorns
6 whole allspice berries
5 whole star anise pods
1 750ml bottle Buffalo Trace bourbon
 Heat cider, citrus and spices slowly until hot. Add whiskey. Warm until hot, serve. Garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick.

Hot Buttered Bourbon (Adapted from the Zig Zag Cafe)
1 lb unsalted butter
1 lb brown sugar
1 qt high quality vanilla ice cream
3 cinnamon sticks
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
10 whole allspice berries
4 star anise pods
Heat slowly until everything is melted and Smooth. Strain out spices. Store in freezer until needed. 

For service :
2 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey
.75 oz. Vanilla butter
.25 oz demerara syrup
4 oz hot water
Loose whipped cream
Combine first 3 ingredients. Top w/hot water. Stir to combine. Finish with whipped cream. Garnish with grated nutmeg and ground cinnamon.

Colonel's coffee:
1.5 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey
.75 oz brown sugar syrup
6 oz hot coffee
Loose whipped cream
Combine bourbon and syrup. Top with coffee. Stir to combine. Finish with whipped cream. Garnish with grated nutmeg and ground cinnamon.

Let us know if you make any of these yourself, or share your own recipes with us in the comments.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

2nd Annual Hot Cocktails

Join us Dec 6th, on Verde's patio for our second annual Hot Cocktails Party. We'll be setting sugar cones on fire for a fuerzangenbowle, heating up loggerheads in a fire to make flips, and having some spiked coffee to help nurse you hangover from the night before. Tickets are $5 at the door and things heat up at 2.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Vote Now!

Voting is now open for your favorite reinvented disco drinks from this years Pittsburgh Coctkail Week Bartender Challenge. Using the poll on the right ----> vote for the disco drinks that you liked. The top 5 cocktails will be brought to our bartender challenge event to make their cocktail for our judges to determine this year's winner. The winning bartender will win two nights at the NoMad hotel in New York and the winning bar will win glassware from Steelite.

What Disco Drinks did you like this Cocktail Week?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

2014 Schedule of Events

Cocktail Week Events

Sunday Sept 14th:         Molecular Mixology Cocktail Party at The Independent in                         Squirrel Hill, 6:00 - 9:00 PM.
Monday Sept 15th:         Opening Party Boilermaker Bash at Franktuary, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
                        Late Night Happy Hour at The Livermore
Tuesday Sept 16th:         Tequila vs. Mezcal Shootout at Verde
                        More Info:
                        Late Night Happy Hour at The Livermore
Wednesday Sept 17th:         Angel’s Envy Dinner at Tender Time 6:30-9:00
                        More Info:
                        Late Night Happy Hour at The Livermore
Thursday Sept 18th:         Total Tiki Night at the Tiki Lounge
                        Late Night Happy Hour at The Livermore
Friday Sept 19th:         Spirit Showdown: Gin V. Vodka at The Cloak Room 7:00 - 9:00 PM
                        Late Night Happy Hour at The Livermore
Saturday Sept 20th:         Low ABV Cocktails at the Butterjoint 12:00
                        Spirit Showdown: Bourbon V. Scotch at The Cloak Room        7:00 - 9:00 PM
                        Late Night Happy Hour at The Livermore
Or get our VIP Pass here for admission to all the events ticketed by Pittsburgh Cocktail Week here:
You can add the calendar here:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Round of Tickets

Here we go cocktail fans our first round of tickets are available for select events during cocktail week: First we have our VIP Pass. This pass gets you into every Pittsburgh Cocktail Week Ticketed event. (This doesn't include tickets sold by other venues during Cocktail week.) We also have tickets available for our opening party at Franktuary, and our spirit throwdowns: Gin vs Vodka and Bourbon vs Scotch. We'll have more events to announce as we roll on towards Cocktail Week!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bartender Challenge - Re-Invent a Disco Drink

Volunteers Needed!

Hi folks,
This years Cocktail Week, Spt 15-21, is fast approaching and we need some volunteers to help run some events. Specifically, we need people to staff our pop ups and opening and closing parties. We're donating a portion of our ticket sales for these events to Wine to Water so you would be donating your time to help them out. We can also use other general staff to help with setup, cleanup, and general gophering. While we are asking you to volunteer your time with us, the tips are yours to keep or donate as you see fit. Priority will be given to professional bartenders, but advanced amateurs behind the stick are welcome as well. Volunteers any night will also be given admission to the opening or closing party (your choice) to come and party with us, so it isn't just working for us. We will need staff for Monday the 15th through Sunday the 21st, the popups run from 7-11.

If you are interested in coming out and working with us please contact us at Include 'volunteer' in the subject line and what days you are available.