• Signature Drink: Carnivore Old-Fashioned

     
    POSTED May 2, 2019
     

Located in both the North Loop and Northeast Minneapolis, Bartending by Drew offers an array of libations to kick off the spring season. Whether it’s a wedding or a corporate team-building event, owner Drew Atkin offers signature drinks to match any event’s aesthetic.

“Our opportunities lie within providing visitors with unique party options,” says Atkin. “Our services allow guests to have fun and experience something out of the ordinary whether it be with friends or co-workers.”

One of the company’s most popular activities is its Cocktail Competition. The competition is a fun alternative to typical team-building, allowing guests to team up and make their own cocktails. The winning team is invited back in the fall to participate in a grand competition against other winning teams.

Atkin is also well-known for his personal flavor profile. His featured drink, the Carnivore Old-Fashioned, was inspired by his love of both bourbon and bacon and offers a fun twist on the traditional cocktail that’s been requested more than any other menu option at Bartending by Drew events. 

Ingredients
—2.5 oz. Basil Hayden Bourbon
—5 oz. Bulleit Rye
—.25 oz. Dark Muscovado Syrup 
—3 dashes Bittercube Trinity Bitters
—garnish with maple/brown sugar bacon* and large orange peel

Directions
—Mix all ingredients in a rocks glass without ice. Pour in ice and stir vigorously.
—Express the orange peel over the cocktail while placing the bacon in the drink along with it.

* Place bacon on a broiler pan, grill, then coat with maple syrup and brown sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Allow the bacon to cool, but do not refrigerate. Use within five days.

Courtesy of Bartending by Drew

As the number of vaccinations across the country increases, the amount of live events and gatherings will hopefully rise with it. However, that doesn’t mean the way people gather will go back to normal instantly: there may be an adjustment period before bars, theaters, stadiums and churches are all full of people again.

 Spacing, social distancing, and creativity will be vital for planners and venues in the meantime, and tools like staging, seating, and more will be crucial for the execution of these.

 

2020 was on track to be a record year. For some catering companies across the state, continuous growth year-over-year had set them up for success, and they thought it would be their best 365 days yet.

And a record year it was—but not for good reasons. Layoffs and furloughs, major losses in sales, and too many cancellations and postponed events to count made 2020 a year that catering companies will never forget.

 

Well known for its envelope pushing cocktails served with a down-to-earth approach, Standby Detroit has not only helped to garner acclaim for Detroit’s cocktail scene, it’s continued to inspire and connect—even in the wake of a pandemic.

On-site cocktail catering and private events at the bar may be on hold through April, but guests can still enjoy creative stirred, shaken and carbonated bottled cocktails to go or book a private cocktail class to perfect their home bartending skills.