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Seattle Elites Cure Their Winter Blues



This March, Cure Cocktail Bar & Charcuterie invited a group of Gold and Black Yelp Elites to a special 90 minute course on how to master the art of making martinis. This was the perfect way to end the snowpocalyptic Seattle winter… by slinging drinks and warming up with their own creations!

As guests arrived, they were greeted by co-owner, step brother, and bartending duo; Sean and Joe. Each Elite received their very own Cure-crafted martini manual, colorful and jam-packed with everything they needed to know about how to mix the perfect cocktail.

Each seat along the bar was equipped with an arsenal of cocktail-making accessories— shakers, strainers, bottles with pour spouts, and jiggers— everything you could hope for in a mixology station. In the next hour and a half, Elites learned to expertly count out pour volumes along with fun tricks while also having the opportunity to sample some classic cocktails.

Elites got to play 007 and sampled James Bond’s classic drink, the Vesper Cocktail, shaken and not stirred. This was a favorite of the night. Once everyone got comfortable with counting out pours, shaking, and stirring, it was time to put it all together to create their own martinis and Manhattans.

In between lessons, Elites got to know owners Sean and Joe as they told stories of their time in bartending school and the history of Cure and the business space. Once a restaurant managed by different owners, Sean and Joe take pride in Cure’s past and have made it a point to preserve the well-loved offerings of the old restaurant. Thus, Cure stands with both a focus on craft cocktails and delectable charcuterie. A large board with snacking meats and cheeses was presented on a table for Elites to enjoy at the end of the night.

Check out the rave reviews and browse the photo gallery here. For more information about the Seattle Elite Squad, visit yelp.com/elite.

Special thanks to our sponsor:

Cure Cocktail Bar & Charcuterie: A neighborhood bar for locals, bring your dates or friends to Capitol Hill’s hidden gem. Cure serves up everything from fine artisanal cocktails to tall boy Kokanees. Cure is proud to call the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle home for 7 years! The menu is purely inspired by the love of food from around the world, particularly the long standing traditions & styles of charcuterie throughout Europe. The atmosphere reflects the warm & welcoming spirit of our community. Escape from the wild side of Capitol Hill, in the heart of Capitol Hill.

 

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