Even though winter seems hell bent on clutching us in its icy talons for all eternity, a few rays of sunny perfection are already piercing through the slush piles: tulips at the farmers market, rapidly approaching daylight saving time, and the LOADed Cocktail Passport — a magical document that’ll buy you 17+ cocktails for $35.
Good Passports has teamed up with Ladies of American Distilleries (LOAD) an organization promoting the advancement of women in the spirits industry, along with BoozeMenus and Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails-NYC to offer the passport, valid from March 8 to May 10. With it, you can get a cocktail at each of 17+ participating bars around the city any time, any day. But wait, it gets better: proceeds are donated to relevant charities. Samantha Unger Katz, the founder of LOAD, told Edible that “given LOAD’s dedication to nurturing women in the sprites industry, both in front and behind the making of spirits, we chose Bottomless Closet and the Toklas Society as the promotion’s beneficiaries, since they both support women entering New York’s workforce.”
Some of our favorite local distilleries have signed on — Black Dirt, Hillrock Estate, King’s County and The Noble Experiment are all participating. “The Good Passports are designed to help introduce customers to great new bars and drinks by providing great value at the bars themselves,” Rev David Ciancio of Good Passports told us. Buy your passport today and don’t miss the March 8 kickoff tasting at Black Label Wine Merchants.