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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Make Some Cocktails Disappear at Outside Lands’ GastroMagic Stage

Posted By on Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

click to enlarge Hella Watermelon (watermelon juice, lemon, Gran Classico, orgeat, Abbot's Bitters, aged tequila) from 1760
  • Hella Watermelon (watermelon juice, lemon, Gran Classico, orgeat, Abbot's Bitters, aged tequila) from 1760

Not content to merely offer an excellent collection of food, beer, and wine from local producers, the folks at Outside Lands have added cocktails curated by local bartenders.

Located near the GatroMagic concept, where chefs and dancers/musicians/entertainers collide on stage for supercharged cooking demos, the bar will feature drinks from eight different Bay Area headliners: 1760, 15 Romolo, Alembic, Alta CA, Bloodhound, Hotsy Totsy, Local Edition, and The Homestead.

Some bars will feature drinks off their current menus, but others like Local Edition have created brand new ones. “We're really a bourbon-heavy bar and there were already a bunch of bourbon cocktails being served by other bars participating in the event,” says Local Edition barman Robert Baker.

“We opted to create a cocktail specifically for Outside Lands, which will be loosely based on a classic Tiki cocktail, the Rum Swizzle. It's definitely not our house style, but I've always believed the art of drinking well is largely about drinking appropriately for one's setting.”

Local Edition's Kashmir Swizzle is also a play on a mango lassi, combining demerara rum and housemade falernum (a Caribbean style lime syrup accented with ginger and cloves) with mango and kefir. We managed to get the whole menu, for your approval down below.

Saké and Cider
If you’re not into beer (check out my previous guide), wine, or cocktails, the event will also feature a selection of ciders from Ace, Strongbow, and Sonoma Cider available at Beer Lands. In Wine Lands, the Momokawa Organic Junmai Ginjo and G Joy Genshu sake will be available from SakéOne, the Oregon craft sake producer and importer, will be available. They will debut brand new premium grade canned Junmai sake called KIBO made by Suisen Shuzo, a saké brewery located in the Iwate Prefecture on Japan’s Northeastern coast that was devastated by the Tōhoku Earthquake in 2011.

Here’s the complete cocktail menu:

1760
Hella Watermelon (watermelon juice, lemon, Gran Classico, orgeat, Abbot's Bitters, aged tequila)

15 Romolo
Velvet Jukebox (Maestro Dobel Tequila, manzanilla sherry, Spirit Works Sloe Gin, ginger, lemon, housemade "carnival" bitters)

Alembic
Grey Gardens (Aviation American Gin, Earl Grey syrup, crème de violette, cucumber, lemon)

Alta CA
Dark & Smoky (aged rum, lime, house smoked ginger beer)

Bloodhound
Winchester (Glenlivet 12 Year Scotch, creme de cassis, lemon, wildflower honey, old fashioned aromatic bitters)

Hotsy Totsy
Everett & Jones (pine smoked dry vermouth, Redemption Bourbon, Orchard Peach Liqueur, lemon)

Local Edition
Kashmir Swizzle (dark rum, mango, kefir, falernum, bitters, Indian spices)

The Homestead
The Michter's Manhattan (Michter's Bourbon, sweet vermouth, blood orange and Angostura bitters)

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