The Shake Off, A Charity Cocktail Competition

In the course of my cocktail journeys I've had the pleasure of attending many cocktail competitions. On September 15th I have that opportunity again, all while supporting an amazing cause. 

Pacing for Parkinson's is a charity running team that aims to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative brain disorder that affects more than half a million people in the United States. On September 15th Argosy Cafe will be hosting a charity cocktail competition to benefit Pacing for Parkinson's fundraising efforts. 

The Shake Off will feature five Baltimore bartenders each presenting two cocktails. Each bartender has been asked to create both a gin and whiskey cocktail featuring two of the event's sponsors Gin Mare and High West. 

 

ANTHONY NASTASI, JR.

ARGOSY CAFE

 

Cocktail #1 - Senora

Gin Mare, Don Ciccio Limencello, Don Ciccio Mandarinetto, Don Ciccio Cinque Aperitivo, Watermelon Juice, Basil, American Fruits Sour Cherry, Pineapple Juice

 

Cocktail #2 Good Morning Baltimore

High West Prairie, lemon, ginger, honey, topped with prosecco

 


OMAR DUPREE

HUCKS AMERICAN CRAFT

 

Cocktail #1 - Strawberry Harvest

Gin Mare, strawberry, basil, raw sugar simple, tonic

 

Cocktail #2 Peach Berry Bourye

High West Bourye, peaches, lemon, simple, blackberries, thyme, ginger ale, lemon bitters


 

CORTLAND LEGGIO

BOILER ROOM

 

Cocktail #1

Gin Mare, Mint Coconut water syrup, lemon, lime, Chartreuse foam

 

Cocktail #2

High West Double Rye, lemon, pineapple, toasted cardamom, fennel pollen


 

SHAUN STEWART

GUNTHER & CO

 

Cocktail #1

Gin Mare, Or-g liqueur, Brinley coconut cream, pineapple gum syrup, topped with nutmeg

 

Cocktail #2

High West Prairie, Brovo Pretty vermouth, lemon, simple, blackberry, eggwhite, topped with an angostura bitters stencil

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AMIE WARD

2016 BEST BARTENDER OF THE YEAR (BALTIMORE MAGAZINE)

 

Cocktail #1 Killer Tofu

Gin Mare, Royal Kummel, Dill Lemongrass Syrup, Dill Tofu Syrup, Celery Bitters, Lemongrass Garnish

Photo Credit: Amie Ward

Photo Credit: Amie Ward

 

Cocktail #2 The Squashbuckler

High West Rendezvous Rye, Vapor Pumpkin Cordial, Angostura Bitters, Pumpkin Orgeat, Pumpkin Bark Garnish

Photo Credit: Amie Ward

Photo Credit: Amie Ward

For more event details and tickets visit: http://www.argosycafe.com/events/pacing4parkinsons