North Bay Celebrates Holiday Cheer with Cheers

Yelpers were treated to an evening of cocktails and spirited stories with Jeff Burkhart, an award-winning bartender and syndicated columnist/author, at Sausalito’s new Hanson of Sonoma Tasting Room. In between reading entertaining passages from his new book “Twenty Years Behind Bars: Parole Denied,” Jeff mixed up three of his favorite libations made with Hanson of Sonoma Vodka and Whiskey. All the cocktails were paired with delicious gourmet bites courtesy of Nugget Markets.

Featured cocktails included:

* Cucumber Gimlet (Hanson Cucumber Vodka, fresh lime juice, simple syrup)
* Sonoma/Marin Old Fashioned (Hanson American Single malt whisky, King Floyd’s aromatic bitters, King Floyd’s orange bitter, simple syrup, all natural Bada Bing cherry, orange zest)
* Golden State (Hanson Meyer lemon vodka, Hanson ginger vodka, King Floyds cardamom bitters, fresh Meyer lemon juice, honey syrup)

All guests received an autographed copy of Jeff’s book and a Yelp shot glass. Check out the event reviews and photos.

Due to the success of this event, Meet Your Maker will now be a quarterly series in 2020 with different guest mixologists and cocktail themes. The first event is scheduled for Sunday, February 2nd with Isaac Shumway (California Gold, Bourbon & Branch) and will highlight aphrodisiac libations to tie in with Valentine’s Day.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners:

Hanson of Sonoma DistilleryNugget MarketsJeff Burkhart (aka “The Barfly”)Robin Blaney Photography