The Tasting Table just posted their Top Cocktails of 2011 from 5 cities across the US. Really good stuff on here. But let’s get Phoenix added to the list next year!!!
You follow the lanterns down a dry riverbed in the desert. You arrive at a tent that is something like “Out of Africa” meets Pegu Club. A subtle ambient groove plays mixed by some unseen DJ.
Typical day so far.
Then you walk inside the tent to reveal a vintage cocktail bar with free-flowing cocktails from some of the nation’s best bartenders. And some of the best single village mezcals are being served out of small clay cups while Ron Cooper (artist / mezcal guru) talks about the intricacies of 100+ year old villages where this fine spirit came from.
Ok … I took some creative license in the locale (maybe … ), but The Tented Saloon is a gathering of cocktail enthusiasts that love the craft of the cocktail. Kind of an underground cocktail society. It will be held semi-regularly (about once a month), somewhere in the Phoenix metro-area, feature great cocktails and some of the industry’s best talent and spirits. The group is specifically for bartenders, mixologists, bar industry professionals and cocktail enthusiasts as a place to network, exchange ideas, inspire and imbibe.
To sign up, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. When a Tented Saloon gathering happens, you will be emailed the time and place. No password. No list. And the best part? It’s free.