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Out on The Town: The Cocktail Project Party

Out on The Town: The Cocktail Project Party

As many of you saw on our Instagram page, I met with folks from The Cocktail Project when they were doing a promotion outside of Denver Central Market. The Cocktail Project is an interactive website to assist you in all of your at-home mixology needs. You can select products (i.e., spirits, mixers) you have available at home, and it will populate cocktail recipes for you. How cool! At the promotion event, mixologists invited us on to create on own specialty cocktail sugar. I had some apple cider at home, so we made a sugar to compliment the cider. I used the website to find recipes for my apple cider and some rum I had laying around...

The lovely Heidi invited me to their Launch Party and I knew I was going because I love a good cocktail party. I was told the party would have two cocktails for each season of the year. Cool. I thought I would be in a small room with a few bartenders, sipping cocktails. Oh, how I underestimated this event…

Held in City Hall off of Broadway, I entered the building and immediately saw a cool display where a photographer was taking photos. How swank! I went to the check-in table and they gave me a bracelet that was supposed to get scanned at each of the seasonal bars.

In the first section, there was a bar with several bartenders serving classics drinks. Just like I thought, right? Wrong! After I received my first drink, a Mango Mojito, I walked into the larger part of City Hall. A 3-story building fully decorated to match the seasonal theme. There were balloons, lights, a DJ, a photo booth, and…a giant, ball-filled kiddie pool?!?! Where am I??? Overwhelmed and overstimulated, I walked around sipping my mojito, getting a sense of the layout.

Whoever the event planner(s)/organizer(s) are should be awarded. I have never been to such a grand event. The attention to detail was amazing. The decorations for each of the seasons—including snow falling for Winter, heat lamps in the Summer section, and a fab woman raking leaves in the Fall section—were incredibly well-thought and gorgeous. Many people gravitated toward Summer because of the giant kiddie pool ball pit. Spectacular!

I sampled a cocktail from each season. For example, I had Midori Sparkle for Winter/New Year’s Eve and a classic daiquiri for Summer. There were servers mingling around with small bites and I had a terrific ceviche and pumpkin praline cheesecake. The DJ was great--playing a lot of music from 90s R&B to current chart topping hits.

 

Overall, I had such a wonderful time! I learned how to better use the website, sampled some amazing cocktails, met cool people, and got a little silly…

Check out The Cocktail Project, especially for your holiday cocktail needs!

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Roll On: December 9, 2016

Roll On: December 9, 2016