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Sweet & Steamy Memphis Wedding Cocktail Bar

Sweet & Steamy Memphis Wedding Cocktail Bar

All photos compliments of Sam Bumpers Photography // Follow at @sambumpersphotography First of all, it would be rude to not say hello. It’s been…awhile. So welcome, hi, we’re glad you’re here or back, whatever the case may be. Life and a toddler have slooowed down blogging efforts, but fret not we’re still drinking cocktails at the same rate :), now it just takes us 8 months to write about them. Whiskey barrels and wild flowers Truth be told, we’re a bit like an eager puppy. One of our best friends and a couple we’ve been long fans of announced they were getting married and mentioned they might like some drink advice. We ran over, wagged our tails, and said “here are 18 options” and “just let us bartend the whole thing.” We’re either really cute or insistent or at some point in wedding planning you concede to your loved-ones wishes; so in May we got to serve 50 folks cocktails. Strung lights, a farm table, whiskey barrels, and wild...

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Tommyrotter Distillery + The Improved Barrel-Aged Gin Cocktail Recipe

Tommyrotter Distillery + The Improved Barrel-Aged Gin Cocktail Recipe

What we like about the older, traditional distilleries is their dependability. When you buy Beefeater gin, for instance, you know exactly what you’re going to get: a quality gin, that tastes like we expect a dry gin to taste, and works well in a reliable way in pretty much any recipe that calls for gin. The problem is that when a spirit becomes too familiar, it’s easy to take it for granted, stop noticing it, even get a little bored. What we like about newer, craft distillers is their ability to surprise, to play with the conventions, and to give you a taste of something you’ve never quite tasted before. The problem with them can sometimes come after that first sip. When a spirit is outside of the box, it’s hard to know what to do with it, in terms of cocktail mixing, which is how we mostly use our spirits. We’ve recently had the chance to taste the work of Buffalo-based Tommyrotter Distillery, and what we love about...

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Where You Should Be Drinking in LA: Big Bar

Where You Should Be Drinking in LA: Big Bar

Where You Should Be Drinking in LA: Big Bar We spent extended time in California over the holidays for a few reasons: to enjoy as much warm weather as possible during our parental leave, to introduce our West Coast friends and family to our new baby, and to try on California living for size. On that last point, we ultimately left California with Boston maintaining an edge, for now. A strong point in LA’s favor: outdoor dining. We love a good patio. In fact the patio of our apartment in DC was quite possibly our favorite thing about living there: ideal for grilling, also ideal for growing fresh herbs, just the right mix of private and public, and with warm enough weather to use it nine months a year–a good four months more than Boston. In LA, you get twelve months out of your patio. Big Bar in Los Feliz isn’t. It’s a small bar, with just a few seats, in a cozy room that makes the bar seem...

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St. Kevin’s Cocktail Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Kevin’s Cocktail Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Kevin’s Cocktail Recipe In celebration of tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve been enjoying Glenadalough Irish whiskey this week. St. Patrick is, of course, the patron saint of Ireland. The patron saint of Glendalough, though, is St. Kevin. St. Patrick’s legendary nature miracle was clearing Ireland of snakes. St. Kevin’s was more modest, but very kindly. One day while he had his hand upraised in prayer, a blackbird landed on it and began making a nest. Kevin kept his hands up so that the blackbird could finish her nest, lay her eggs, they could hatch, and the hatchlings could learn to fly. What could be more fitting to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland than the namesake drink of another Irish saint? The drink was not, of course, created by the saint himself. Ezra Star of Drink did that. But I bet Ezra never kept his arm upraised for weeks out of care for baby birds. Ingredients 1 1/2 oz Glendalough Double Barrel 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/2 oz...

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Craft Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day + County Wicklow Cocktail Recipe

Craft Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day + County Wicklow Cocktail Recipe

Craft Irish Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day We got our first taste of the Irish whiskey revival last spring at a Glendalough pop-up at Service Bar. Since then, we’ve grown in our appreciation for Irish whiskey as a more companionable spirit for mixing. We understand now why so many old cocktail recipes specifically call for Irish; and it’s not because they didn’t care. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we had the chance to check in on Glendalough again at their whiskey Master Class. Glendalough’s been busy, learning everything they can about whiskey in general and Irish whiskey in particular. Their goal is to produce craft whiskey with an Irish sensibility and a worldly air. In pursuit of that goal, they’ve done their history lessons, but even more importantly they’ve pursued a practical education, mainly by means of barrels. Back in the 1930s, the barrel makers of America scored a big coup when it was established that in order to be called a straight Bourbon or rye, whiskey...

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“Roberts & June know their cocktails and have an eye for detail! Their knowledge and passion is fantastic and above all, they are lovely genuine people.”

 

-Justin, Cambridge, MA

“The cocktail tasting party was fun and festive! The specialty cocktails were delicious and I loved being able to taste quite a few. I also enjoyed learning how to put a twist on traditional drink. The atmosphere was casual and laid back but classy and tasteful at the same time. I highly recommend Roberts & June for any special occasion!”

 

 

-Jenny, Los Angeles

“Loving it! The art of mixology comes to life at Roberts & June’s cocktail tasting parties. Fun and informative, this is a great way to spend an evening with friends. Can’t wait for the next event.”

 

-Rae, Cambridge

“Innovative and imaginative ideas combine with great taste and attention to making the event unique and personal. The cocktails were delicious, but their professional yet warm and friendly approach were the qualities that made the event one I will never forget.”

-Jayme, Washington D.C

“The whole proposal of welcoming everyone into the world of cocktails is really great, as were the drinks themselves.”
-Jose, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

“They think of everything to make the experience fun and delightful.

 

-Alexa, South Orange

 

  • they have an eye for detail
  • fun & festive
  • Loving it!
  • Wow, they know how to throw an amazing party
  • welcoming everyone into the world of cocktails
  • they think of everything