Monday, July 06, 2009

Drink nominated for Spirit Award


chef barbara lynch’s drink nominated; drink team travels to 2009 spirit awards this july

June 26, 2009, Boston, MA
…Next month, Drink Bar Manager John Gertsen and his team will head down to New Orleans for the third annual Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards. Drink, which opened in fall 2008, has been nominated as the “best new cocktail bar in the world” along with Brooklyn’s Clover Club and London’s Quo Vadis. The winner of the award, which recognizes a newly opened cocktail bar displaying creativity and well executed drinks, is selected by the Tales of the Cocktail committee. Dale DeGroff, Claire Smith, and Dave Wondrich are among the committee’s members.
“We are incredibly honored and excited to be one of the three bars nominated and we can’t wait to head down to New Orleans,” said Drink Bar Manager John Gertsen (a 2008 nominee for “mixologist/bartender of the year”). “Tales of the Cocktail is a lot of fun and brings together such an incredible crowd of bartenders, journalists, suppliers, and enthusiasts; we’re really looking forward to it.”
For several years, Tales of the Cocktail has celebrated individuals and establishments that have shown an outstanding talent for advancing the craft of the cocktail and recognized both national and international contributions to the cocktail culture. Three years ago, The Spirit Awards, sponsored by Pernod Ricard, were introduced to Tales of the Cocktail to formally recognize industry leaders and innovators.
The awards will be announced at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards Dinner on Saturday, July 11th in New Orleans.

About Drink
A bar entirely dedicated to the craft of the cocktail, Drink blends time-honored techniques and the classic cocktails of the prohibition era with modern innovation and the very best artisanal ingredients. Located in Boston’s Fort Point, the space reflects the rough-elegant industrial feel of the neighborhood and preserves the history of the building. In addition to cocktails, Drink also offers a thoughtful collection of white, red, and sparkling wines, small grower champagnes, and a seasonal selection of beer along with a canapés menu.
348 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

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