This year’s RAMMY awards mark the first time that there will be a Mixology category, which is great news for lovers of craft cocktails. To help celebrate, from now til June 3 every time you purchase one of the RAMMY cocktails at the five restaurants nominated for “Mixology/Beverage Program of the Year,” you’ll be entered in a contest to win two free tickets to the 2010 RAMMY awards gala on June 6. Just purchase one of the featured cocktails below, fill out an information card, and the winner will be chosen at random.
I don’t think you need more incentive than that, so I’ll skip my usual flowery language and just encourage you to head over and sample the following drinks (riffing on this year’s Casablanca theme, “We’ll Always Have… Restaurants”): Appertivo by Damian Torguson at Brasserie Beck (Tres Generaciones Tequila, Campari, sour mix, ginger ale, finished with a cinnamon and Hawaiian sea salt rim and an orange peel garnish); Grog by Todd Thrasher at PX (Mount Gay Extra Old Rum, lemon verbena tea, fresh lemon juice and lemon bitters); Play it Again, Jim by Jon Arroyo at Founding Farmers (Jim Beam Rye whiskey, fresh squeezed lime juice, Luxardo Maraschino, Grenadine and Angostura bitters); Bittersweet Ilsa by Gina Chersevani at PS7 (Absolut Vodka, Campari, raw honey, cinnamon, rose and marigold tea, and fresh grapefruit juice); and Casablanca Crusta by Chantal Tseng at Tabard Inn, pictured above (Plymouth Gin, Cointreau, chamomile honey syrup, fresh lemon juice and Dash Bitter Truth aromatic bitters, garnished with a sugar rim, large lemon peel and sprig of mint).
So go wet your whistles and let us know what you think!