Category Archives: Cocktails

Bear-Naked Chef Adrian De Berardinis chats with Logo TV

bear-naked chef adrianBear-Naked Chef Adrian De Berardinis, who I’ve obsessed over in recent posts sat down with Logo / NewNowNext in an exclusive interview talking about what he’ll be serving for dinner on New Year’s Eve at his West Hollywood home along with his De-“Bear”-A-Tini, which is an interesting Champagne-based cocktail.

You can read the full interview here.

The Fellows December cocktails at Emerald Lounge

The Welcoming Committee, TWC, gay bostonThat 30+ something group of gays a.k.a. The Fellows are hosting holiday cocktails at The Emerald Lounge in Boston’s Theater District / Bay Village.

Cocktails with The Fellows
Wednesday, December 16th / 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Emerald Lounge at 200 Stuart Street 

If you’ve never attended one of The Fellows socials, give it a try. I’ve attended a couple of their socials and the crowd is always friendly and welcomes even those in the 40+ crowd like yours truly.

The Fellows do ask that you RSVP. For more information (and to RSVP) link here: The Fellows December Cocktail Party at the Emerald Lounge.

Opus Affair gets social at W Boston, Monday, Nov. 16

Opus Affair at W Boston November 2015One of my favorite social groups in Boston, Opus Affair, is hosting a cocktail party at one of the coolest hotel lounges in the city – W Boston Hotel on Monday, November 16th.

Take the opportunity to swing by solo or with friends for a drink or two and mingle with this group which is a mix of artists and those who appreciate the local art scene. There is no cost to attend but to help them keep track of RSVPs, please register on their eventbrite page here.

Classic take on Gin & Tonic with Barr Hill Gin

cocktailEnjoy this new take on a classic cocktail. Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin from Vermont makes an unique gin that incorporates raw honey which gives it a subtle floral quality. I suggest combining it with a quality tonic water and meyer lemon. Although this is a classic summer drink, I’ll be enjoying it through out the fall.

I was first introduced to this gin at Mare Oyster Bar in the North End. They have modified a popular vodka drink, The Moscow Mule, and use Barr Hill Gin with Ginger Beer, Lime, Black Tea Syrup and Boston Bitters to make their cocktail, Boston Buck, which I posted on Instagram, here.

Both cocktails are delicious, but my mixing skills are somewhat remedial so I’ll be sticking with the classic G&T this weekend.

I love Cinquecento’s patio bar

cinquecento patio barIt is surprising to me how few people in the neighborhood seem to be aware of Cinquecento’s patio bar which is made from a repurposed shipping container. The 12-seat bar complete with comfortable patio furniture is Sergio and my favorite place to grab a drink outside.

Boston Magazine had a great write-up about their bar in June; complete with far better photos than the one I asked Sergio to take on my iPhone (when will the iPhone come with a decent camera?) If you’ve not checked out the bar, I’d suggest giving it a try. It is the only outdoor bar that I know of in the neighborhood.

Opus Affair heads to Scholars for cocktails in DTX Tuesday, April 28th

Opus AffairTomorrow after work, Opus Affair will host a social at Scholars Boston Bistro located near Downtown Crossing at 25 School Street.  This gregarious group attracts artists and those who appreciate the arts community to their monthly social.  If you’ve never attended be certain to give their Punch Bowl Fund a try.  Your purchase of their punch bowl will go to something they call the Punch Bowl Fund where you get to designate a ticket to one of three arts charities.  At the end of the night the charity with the most tickets from the punch bowl drinks gets to take home that month’s “donation”.

Scholars Boston Bistro at 25 School Street in DTX
Tuesday, April 28th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Make sure to RSVP  (There isn’t a cost – it is just to help keep count!)

Who is Opus Affair?  They are a community of artists and friends who love the arts and gather together for cocktails to chat about the arts scene and make new friends.  If you’ve never been to an Opus Affair social come and check them out.

Sam Adams Brewery “Flight Night” Wed. 5-7PM

Sam adamsJoin the Sam Adams Brewery for “Flight Night” every Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm during the Spring and Summer.

Flight Night at Sam Adams Brewery

Choose from Sam Adams wide assortment of beers, which range from experimental brews to their flagship Boston Lager and seasonal collection.  Having a drink with friends in their beautiful brewery in JP is a great way to end your day and celebrate hump day.