The Eveleigh: Guest Bartender Series 13 Under Way
Olmeca Altos brand ambassador Daniel de Oliveira kicked off The Eveleigh’s latest guest bartender series last week. Tonight, Monday September 16, the series continues with Brent Falco from Cole’s Red Car Bar. Then on Monday, September 23 is one of our favorite bartenders about town, Ricky Yarnall. Last but not least is Congenial Spirits‘ Amanda Gunderson on Monday, September 30th.
Last week, I ordered the Roof Dawg as my first cocktail. I wanted something refreshing and this fit the bill as a tall drink. I also admired the garnish. So simple but eye-catching.
Roof Dawg – Olmeca Altos plata tequila, Campari, raspberry, lemon, Peychaud’s bitters
The most popular drink of the night was the Guadalajaran Handshake. I don’t know if the pebble ice machine could keep up with the demand!
Guadalajaran Handshake – Olmeca Altos reposado tequila, mezcal, pineapple, lime, jalepeno
The Eveleigh serves bone marrow which leads to bone luging. Sherry is traditional but tequila is just fine. Be sure to be kind to your bartenders and pay ’em back bone luge style.
Brent will be paying homage to her Kentuckian roots tonight. Expect lots of whiskey tonight.
Whatever Ricky is doing, I bet it’ll be fun.
Kicking it off and ending the series with tequila just means it’s an automatic win, right? Amanda will bring Tapatio cocktails and I’m hoping for a little bit more whiskey. Congenial Spirits also carries Racer 5 bourbon and Cedar Ridge bourbon.
Until the meantime, Eveleigh’s bartenders do know how to make a cocktail or two. Hit up Dave Kupchinsky aka Ol’ Man Winter for the fantastic Song of Solomon which is a riff of Chad Solomon’s Bensonhurst cocktail.
Truth be told, I liked the Song of Solomon more than a regular Bensonhurst. But then again, I just love celery bitters. This cocktail is available on the regular cocktails list.
Song of Solomon – rye, Cynar, maraschino, dry vermouth, celery bitters
And Farmers’ Market Sundays are still going strong. Here’s one of Dave’s cocktails from a couple of weeks ago.
Ashamed – bonded bourbon, Amontillado sherry, peaches, mint