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Master Craftsman Live Cocktail Demo

Attendees joined the BABCPHL on August 25 to learn the art of cocktail making with Master Craftsmen, George Reilly, who created four specialty cocktails that can be paired with delicious food. Participants located in the Greater Philadelphia region were invited to purchase the pairing menu from The Twisted Tail at a special rate.

Cocktails & Pairing Suggestions:

  • Pimm’s Cuppairs with Heirloom Beets or Whipped Ricotta
  • Bourbon Bramble pairs with Pork Chop or Charcoal Grilled Salmon
  • Strawberry/Rhubarb Shrubpairs with Pineapple Panna Cotta or Beignets
  • Gin & Tonicpairs with everything!

The Cocktail Demo was the last of the three BABCPHL Summer Series networking events held by the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. The events were complimentary however, in light of the current crises, we suggested attendees, if able, to consider making a $10 donation to Project Home when registering.

The session was led by Master Craftsman, George Reilly, Owner of The Twisted Tail Bourbon House and Juke Joint in Society Hill, Philadelphia. George began his hospitality career in the English pubs, pouring beer for the locals at aged 18. Now, through an involved and diverse career and a developed interest in wines, spirits and cocktail creation, he has become one of Philadelphia’s trusted whiskey and cocktail masters. His passion for the industry is found highlighted in his bar program at The Twisted Tail. Since living in Philadelphia, George has been complimented in many publications, including Zagat, CBS Philly and Drink Philly, as well as having his winter seasonal cocktails featured in Philadelphia Magazine. George regularly hosts Whiskey tastings and cocktail seminars, both at his restaurant and at other venues for all styles of events, from corporate functions to intimate family gatherings, as well as being hired for cocktail consultation and home bar set-ups and catering.

Please ensure you have all ingredients prior to the event:

Pimm’s Cuppairs with Heirloom Beets or Whipped Ricotta
Pimm’s N0.1
Gin
Sprite
Club Soda
Fruit (Orange/Apple/Strawberry)
Mint

Bourbon Bramble pairs with Pork Chop or Charcoal Grilled Salmon
Bourbon (Maker’s Mark)
Crème de Mure (blackberry liqueur) or Gin (to make liqueur at home)
Blackberries
Mint
Lemons (for juicing)
Granulated Sugar (simple syrup)

Strawberry/Rhubarb Shrub pairs with Pineapple Panna Cotta or Beignets
Strawberries (1lb)
Rhubarb (1lb)
Granulated Sugar
Apple Cider Vinegar (and/or Banyuls Vinegar)
Gin (optional)
Club Soda / Tonic Water
Black Lemon Bitters

Gin & Tonicpairs with everything!! Just because it wouldn’t be complete without it!
Your favorite Gin
Fever Tree tonic
Grapefruit
Orange
Rosemary

One Response to “Master Craftsman Live Cocktail Demo”

  1. Rollie Flynn says:

    Just registering for the Live Cocktail Demo on August 25th. Thanks for the invitation.

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