Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Le Mixeur Sharky SF: A Shark Drink From The Cove!


Le Mixeur Sharky San Francisco kicks off in a few hours. For all of you who are sitting by your computers waiting for updates, here's another drink for the evening. This one comes from Smuggler's Cove proprietor Martin Cate:

Le Dra-kay Shar-kay

Fresh mint, fresh lime, demerara sugar, and barrel aged Novo Fogo cachaca for a refreshing twist on a mojito, served on the stem.

This drink is usually known as the El Draque, and is one of Smuggler's staples. For tonight, hoist a few in honor of Sharky and for the benefit of Special Place Foundation. Then move on to some of these other bars...





Monday, June 18, 2012

Le Mixeur Sharky SF: Thank Yous and Drinkie-Poos


Le Mixeur Sharky will descend gracefully upon the Bay Area Tuesday evening, as seven of the area's finest bars will be dedicating a portion of their drink offerings for the night to the Le Mixeur Sharky cause, with 100% of the proceeds for these drinks going to Special Place Foundation, a local non-profit providing a variety of services to individuals with disabilities in an urban community farm setting.

I'd like to take a moment to thank our sponsors, without whose support the event simply would not exist. No way it would. So thank you to:


Also, praise is due to Neyah White of Suntory, as well as Rich Trachtenberg and the  Pacific Edge Wines and Spirits team.

Here's a preview of how some of the products listed above will be used Tuesday evening.

HOG & ROCKS
from bar manager Michael Lazar
Solerno Corpse Reviver (Shark Reviver?)
Beefeater gin, Lillet, Solerno blood orange liqueur, lemon juice, St. George absinthe rinse.
Sharky Tonic, Special Edition
Beefeater 24 gin, house made tonic base, seltzer, love

5TH FLOOR
from bar manager Brian Means
Sharky's Old Chum
Espolon blanco tequila, Plymouth Sloe gin, Lillet Rose, orange juice

JASPER'S 
from bar manager Kevin Diedrich
El Salinger Sour
Espolon blanco tequila, Campari, lime, grapefruit, agave

More to come between now and the event's start about drink offering and our bar heroes for the evening. In the mean time, a recap of participating bars:






Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Le Mixeur Sharky San Francisco: Welcome 5th Floor!


The LMSSF family would like to welcome a new member to our ranks. The 5th Floor makes bar number seven to be offering original one-night cocktail offering this coming Tuesday, June 19th. All proceeds from the specialty drinks will go to Special Place Foundation, a sustainable urban farm in the Bay Area providing opportunities to people with autism and other disabilities. Our up-to-the-minute list of bars involved:

The 5th Floor - 12 4th St. (inside Hotel Palomar) lounge open 5pm to midnight
Heaven's Dog  - 1148 Mission St. (at 7th), open 5pm to 11pm.

Hog & Rocks - 3431 19th St (at  Mission), open 5pm to midnight.
Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen - 401 Taylor (at O'Farrell), open 11:30am to midnight
The New Easy - 3255 Lakeshore Drive, Oakland, open 4:30pm to 2am.
Smuggler's Cove - 650 Gough St. (at McCallister) open 5pm to "close."
Wo Hing General Store - 584 Valencia St. (near 17th) open 5:30pm to 10pm.

If you'd like your bar to be part of this, contact me at t (dot) mixeur (at) gmail (dot) com.


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Le Mixeur Sharky: San Francisco June 19th


With Seattle, Boston, New York City, and Portland in the books, Le Mixeur Sharky  raised over $10,000 for children with Autism in its first five weeks of existence. After a brief respite, we tackle the 800 pound gorilla of Left Coast cocktail cities, San Francisco. This time, Le Mixeur Sharky will feature a different format. Namely, instead of one site, we're going to have simultaneous events happening at several.

On the night of June 19th, from open until close, the following bars will be offering special selections of original cocktails, with all proceeds being donated to the cause:

Heaven's Dog  - 1148 Mission St. (at 7th), open 5pm to 11pm.
Hog & Rocks - 3431 19th St (at  Mission), open 5pm to midnight.
Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen - 401 Taylor (at O'Farrell), open 11:30am to midnight
The New Easy - 3255 Lakeshore Drive, Oakland, open 4:30pm to 2am.
Smuggler's Cove - 650 Gough St. (at McCallister) open 5pm to "close."
Wo Hing General Store - 584 Valencia St. (near 17th) open 5:30pm to 10pm.

This list will be updated on the blog if other bars join in. If you are a bar and you wish to join us, write me an email at t(dot)mixeur(at)gmail(dot)com, and say, "Hi, I am a bar and I want to join you!" If you are a media member and would like to cover the event, email me. If you are a liquor company and would like to sponsor, drop crates of booze at my doorstep. Or email me. If you like blueberry pancakes, feel free to email me and let me know all about it. I'm here for you regardless of the issue.

All proceeds benefit Special Place Foundation (SPF), a Bay Area sustainable urban farm community. At SPF, individuals with disabilities cultivate the crops and eat the food they grow. In the process, they learn work skills and create a community based on organic and sustainable principles. The residents at SPF live in individually owned apartments, helping to address the problem in which 80% of people with disabilities cannot find housing.
 
Special thanks to Erik Adkins, Kevin Diedrich, Michael Lazar, Brooke Arthur, and Trevor Easter for their help in launching this event. Bay Area, your benchmark is $4300, the amount raised by Portland. You're not going to let a sleepy little burg in the Pacific NW beat you, are you?