Way back in July the ladies of LUPEC were hosted by the fine folks at Kneehigh Stocking Co. for our monthly meet up. Specifically Kevin Langmack, Nikki & Katie (with a big nod at owner Jack and bar manager Gregg for all their help in organizing) shook, stirred & served all evening as this tiny gem closed it's doors to the general public and let us take it over for 3 hours.
Upon being greeted and admitted there was a delicious serve yourself punch for the sipping. Once everyone got settled Kevin surprised us all with a little class, basically the evolution of a cocktail- in this case a classic sour, the White Lady, and how the proportions and ingredients can change slightly to create a different cocktail. We started sampling gorgeous mini White Lady's with their 1/2 1/4 1/4 ratio.
From here Kevin guided us into more modern cocktails and we sampled the Pegu Club- gin, cointreau, lime and bitters. Such a perfect balance of sweet and tart. And look at how beautiful the lime garnish was!
And finally we ended with the Jasmine which adds a potable bitter, in this case Campari, to it's booze (gin), sour (lemon), sweet (Cointreau) ratio.
This was such a well done talk and everyone really enjoyed it. Kneehigh went above and beyond which was very appreciated. Thanks again to our hosts!