These past few weeks have been full of exciting new events in Charlotte (and Asheville), and I have been lucky enough to witness all of them. One of my absolute favorite events though has to be the Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail Academy. We brought in brand Ambassador Kris Von Dopek and set out to teach people about Hendrick’s and we did just that. On Monday we visited Asheville, where Kris was able to meet some really great bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts alike. We took over Cucina 24 on Wall Street and got our learn on with some pretty fantastic people. We ended our night at Sovereign Remedies…seriously if you’re ever in Asheville…you MUST visit this unique spot on Market St. Anywho, we had several fantastic Hendrick’s Gin cocktails paired with some really remarkable food. We even had Philipe, who was the most precious tap-dancing door guy I’ve ever seen. All in all, Asheville was a huge success. Pictures from our event at Sovereign Remedies will be up soon, I’ll be sure to update you guys as soon as I have them posted.
Moving on to Tuesday, Kris and crew headed back down the mountain to Charlotte where we had not 1, but 2 Cocktail Academies at Dandelion Market. Hendricks took over the upstairs and we created a boozy classroom for Kris to teach everyone about our most peculiar gin. Our second class was so full, some had to stand. Word has it that Charlotte had the largest attendance in the country. Kudos to the Queen City, I love to see everyone get excited about making cocktails. Below is the link to the pictures, feel free to browse and see what our academy was all about. Huge thanks to Richard at Good Eats and Meets for taking photos!!
Thanks to Kris and Regina for visiting us down here in NC, we hope you guys come back very soon!!!
Coming right off the heels of an amazing week in Charlotte, we have a treat for Gin lovers everywhere. There are 3 different events next week featuring Hendrick’s Gin and we’d sure love it if you could join us. The events are listed below with all the information you’ll need. If you have any questions you can always email me at BoozinQC@gmail.com!!
MONDAY NOVEMBER 17th- ASHEVILLE, NC
Hendrick’s Cocktail Academy at Cucina 24
Learn how to make most unusual cocktails from Hendrick’s Brand Ambassador Kris Von Dopek. Event begins at 3pm and an RSVP is required.
RPM at Sovereign Remedies 6-8pm
If you can’t make it to our Cocktail Academy, I hope you can join us at Sovereign for a very special event with Kris. We’ll have a selection of unique Hendrick’s Gin cocktails and paired complimentary eats for everyone. Stay tuned, I hear that there will be a few special surprises for the night as well. Space is limited and we are encouraging everyone to RSVP for all the fun. You can RSVP at boozinQC@gmail.com.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18th- CHARLOTTE, NC
Because one Cocktail Academy isn’t enough, we’ll be bringing the party to Charlotte on Tuesday at Dandelion Market. We’ll have 2 sessions but we still only have a few spots. RSVP HERE to reserve your seat. Hope to see you there!!!
Monday was a busy night for folks in the Queen City. While some were bowling their heart out with Sailor Jerry others were being treated to a rare visit from Milagro Tequila brand ambassador, Jaime Salas at Pisces Sushi. Unfortunately, I missed all the fun, but I hear there were good times and tasty cocktails had by all!
Here’s a taste of what you missed, I hear if you’re around Pisces this weekend you can try this wonderful concoction.
“Miracle of Fall”
Roasted Pecan syrup
Garnished with prosciutto-wrapped date
Thanks again to our wonderful photog phenom, Cris for taking such amazing photos for us. Check out the album below.
When I tell y’all that Sailor Jerry knows how to throw one hell of a party, I’m not lying.
Sailor Jerry took over Strike City on Monday Night to show our love and appreciation for our favorite bars and bartenders around Charlotte. Complete with food and booze, each bar competed against each other in a bowling tournament to win bragging rights and a little trip to San Diego, California. Congrats to the boys at Tilt on Trade who kicked ass to win the trip!!
With the help of our friend Cris with Cris Anler Design, we were able to capture (almost) every moment of the debauchery. Check out the link below to check the pics and repost on that instagram/twitter/facebook mess. Don’t forget to hashtag #pinsandpinupsCLT so everyone can see all the fun.
I’ve been looking forward to this upcoming week for months, seriously. We will have Sailor Jerry Brand Ambassador, Gravy Thomas coming to visit for a few days and we’ve got some amazing events coming up.
First, we’re celebrating the bars and bartenders we know and love by having a bowling tournament. Winner gets an all expenses paid trip to San Diego for National Bartender Day. Pretty cool, right? This event is RSVP but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on the winner!
On Tuesday November 4th we’re having a really cool meet & greet with Gravy at Pint Central. You can expect really awesome Sailor Jerry cocktails and even some tasty SJ infused appetizers to munch on. If you’re in the area stop by from 6-8, we’d love to see your face!!
We had a wonderful time last night at the Yelp Gets Freaky party at the North Carolina Music factory. So much so, that I wanted to share a few photos of the event with you guys. Huge thanks to Nikki Wolfe and Yelp Charlotte for throwing an amazing event and letting us in on the boozy fun.
I like to pretend that I love Halloween because I can watch Hocus Pocus and eat all the candy I want, don’t get me wrong, I like doing those things but I also like getting dressed up and partaking in what I call “adult trick-or-treating”. Judging by all the neat things going on this weekend, I’m not the only one.
Check out my recommendations of things to do around the QC this spooky weekend.
Music, Monsters and Mayhem: Featuring acts like Coolio and Tone Loc and over $5,000 in cash and prizes for the costume contest, I’d say that this has fun written all over it. Lots of crazy drink specials and tickets get you into all the bars in the Music Factory.
If you’re looking for something a bit different, check out Solstice Tavernwhere they’ll have $5 Cabo Diablo or the Freak Show at Soul Gastrolounge,where you can find stilt walkers, the bearded lady, Solerno Cotton candy and lots of Aperol cocktails on the menu.
If you’ll be in LKN, you can find live music from Blue Monday and Skyy Vodka specials at The Rusty Rudder. After the costume contest at Rudder, mosey across the street to On The Roxx, DJ Bob will be spinning all night and there will be plenty of Cabo Diablo to go around.
If you’re not too hungover from Friday night, Cabo Fish Taco in NoDa will be celebrating Day of The Dead all weekend long with $7 Espolon Margaritas.