Inventory for October 30th, 2016
Cheers me dears! A chill is in the air, so hunker down and read some news: This week the Lufthansa Cocktail won the German Design Awards, Nikka announced it’s German Perfect Serve 2016 winner, Disaronno throws on a coat of limited edition Etro, and a anti trump pop up mezcal bar makes the news. Enjoy!
It’s that time of year again! When it comes to Halloween, no one knows her stuff better than the queen of the home: Martha Stewart. Whip out your silly side this weekend and dedicate your time to crafting the perfect Halloween cocktail.Martha will show you how. Cheers me dears! A chill is in the air, so hunker down and read some news: This week the Lufthansa Cocktail won the German Design Awards, Nikka announced it’s German Perfect Serve 2016 winner, Disaronno throws on a coat of limited edition Etro, and a anti trump pop up mezcal bar makes the news. Enjoy!
Lufthansa Cocktail wins German Design Award 2017
The Lufthansa Cocktail was reinstated only one year ago and within this short time period they already managed to take home the German Design Award 2017 in the category of ‘Excellent Communications Design & Packaging’. For those of you who’d forgotten, top German bartenders present their modern take on cocktail classics, all Lufthansa Cocktails are produced by hand and filled into bottles. Perfect for those of you, who’d like to enjoy their favourite cocktail in the warmth of your own home. Berlin’s Studio Grau is responsible for the packaging design (as well as for the MIXOLOGY MAGAZINE by the way).
Nikka Perfect Serve 2016: The German Winner is Jumpei Yamamoto
Last week the German winner for Nikka’s Perfect Serve 2016 competition was announced in Hamburg. The 22-year old Jumpei Yamamoto hails from Berlin’s Salut bar and was able to convince the trio of judges (Charles Schumann, Jörg Meyer, and our very own Nils Wrage) with his fantastic instinct for the right right, excellent service, and his spot-on drink composition. As the German winner, Jumpei Yamamoto will travel to Rome to test his skills against international competitors. The global winner of the Nikka Perfect Serve 2016 will receive a one-week trip to Japan. Good luck to you, Jumpei!
Limited Edition: DISARONNO wears ETRO
In what seems to have become a tradition, Disaronno’s fourth time collaborating with a Italian fashion house led its way to Etro. The limited edition bottle is designed in Etro’s signature style and is available in the larger size (700ml 14,99€) or smaller (500ml for 10,99€).
Anti-Trump Mezcal Pop-Up Coming to Adams Morgan
We’ve been following the US election with shock and horror, never has living on ‘ye olde Continent seem like a better choice than now. But, fingers crossed, things will be over soon. Until then, two bars have popped up that have devoted itself to the Republican nominee Donald Trump. Barrel “has converted its basement den into a Trump-themed bar with gigantic menus that make your hands look small and several cardboard cutouts of the candidate”. Fantastic. Next up, we’ve got Lukas Smith and Steve Laycock who are opening a “mezcal-centered anti-Trump pop-up”.
Hating on Trump while enjoying some fine, smoky mezcal? Sounds like our idea of a good time. The two are both brand ambassadors for Ilegal Mezcal and the company’s spent the past year campaigning against Trump “selling T-shirts that say “Donald eres un pendejo” (Donald, you’re a dumbass) and putting up thousands of posters with that message—as well as “The only thing that should be Ilegal is mezcal”—in New York, California, and beyond”. The Illegal pop up will enjoy live music, a roster of East Coast bartenders and various mezcal drinks, as well as beer and Mexican food. “For election night, the bar will air the vote count live, and Smith is looking to get a cake in Trump’s likeness. “We’re going to ceremoniously cannibalize Mr. Trump,” he says”. Good men.
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