From the organizers:
The Cognac Geographical Indication has teamed up with Good Passports to offer a taste of classic cognac cocktails at the East Village and Lower East Side’s top mixology bars.
Produced only in southwestern France and one of the world’s most famous spirits, Cognac is the originator of many classic cocktails, ranging from the French 75 to the Sidecar. At each of these bars, you’ll have the opportunity to taste a rendition of a classic and experience why Cognac captivated the stirrers and shakers of the world’s first cocktail-makers.
In addition, a portion of the proceeds will go towards Heritage Radio Network, which is the world’s pioneer food radio station and runs 100% on the support of its members and community partners. It was founded by Heritage Foods USA, which aims to preserve endangered species of livestock from extinction.
By purchasing a ticket, you’ll get one cocktail at each location, along with a custom tote bag and information on how Cognac came to be the backbone of the classics. In addition, each purchaser will have the chance to win a private Cognac education for 2 with a certified Cognac Educator, with the opportunity to learn how to create two classic cocktails (1 winner only). Five purchasers will have the chance to win a $50 gift card to Cocktail Kingdom, to stock their home bars.
Featured Cocktail Bars:
The Cognac Crawl Passport gives you access to top cocktail bars such as Amor Y Amargo, Boilermaker, Mace, Nitecap and Pouring Ribbons.
How it Works:
- Pick up your ticket and tote bag at Boilermaker any day from September 22 through October 21, 2017.
- Bring your ticket to each of the 5 participating locations any day from September 22 to October 22, 2017 and savor your cognac cocktail.
- Please remember to tip your bartenders as gratuity is not included.
About the Featured Cocktail Bars:
- Amor Y Amargo: This intimate cocktail bar offers an extensive list, which aims to highlight classic Italian and craft bitters. Located on East 6th Street near Avenue A, their highly knowledgeable team recommends both one-of-a-kind and classic drinks.
- Boilermaker: Located at 1st Avenue and 1st Street in the East Village, Boilermaker is a laid-back neighborhood bar serving a selection of top-notch cocktails as well as their namesake Boilermakers (beer and shot pairings) and hit-the-spot burgers.
- Mace: Mace focuses in on specific spices that incorporate complementing adventurous ingredients such as cooked barley, mushroom-infused spirits and peanut butter fat washes to create innovative cocktails. It is located on 9th Street between Avenues B and C in the East Village.
- Nitecap: Though it looks sleek and sexy, Nitecap is a cocktail bar without pretension, serving up some of the most interesting, seasonal drinks in various categories—from spritz to slushies and punches. It is located at Rivington and Essex Streets in the Lower East Side.
- Pouring Ribbons: Located on Avenue B between 13th and 14th Streets in the East Village, Pouring Ribbons’ conceptual menu is currently taking on “Revolutionary Artists,” where you can sip on the Edvard Munch before moving on to Damien Hirst.