Behind the Bar: Guest Mixology at Aloft Minneapolis

Eat local, drink local-- the lifestyle of Minneapolis foodies. With Minneapolis owned distilleries and Twin Cities mixologists making it big, Aloft decided to take the local-centric movement up one more notch.

On the evening of December 13, Aloft and Coca Cola invited our very own Golnaz Yamoutpour to be the guest mixologist behind the bar during the latest Aloft Live concert.

 

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Crafted special for the event, guests could get one of two locally-inspired cocktails for the evening: the Mintapolis-- a refreshing tequila based drink featuring Suja’s Strawberry Balsamic drinking vinegar--  and the Spoonbridge Cherry -- a rye whiskey drink featuring both Sharab Shrub’s Asian Pear shrub, and a Cherry Coke reduction.

 

In order to stick with a technically innovative theme for the night, customers were able to order their drinks via emoji text, to have their drink ready at the end of the bar.

 

With a packed house and crowded bar, singer Joshua Radin performed an acoustic set for Minneapolitans and hotel guests alike. Radin has released 6 albums over the past 10 years and is well known for his musical contributions to shows like Scrubs, Greys Anatomy, and One Tree Hill.

 

Other concert series have taken place in New Orleans, Denver, Brooklyn, San Francisco and Portland.

 Make the Mintapolis at home:  1.5 oz. Tequila Blanco  1 oz. Suja’s Strawberry Balsamic drinking vinegar  0.5 oz. fresh lime juice  0.25 oz. agave or honey  2 oz. Sprite

Make the Mintapolis at home:

1.5 oz. Tequila Blanco

1 oz. Suja’s Strawberry Balsamic drinking vinegar

0.5 oz. fresh lime juice

0.25 oz. agave or honey

2 oz. Sprite

 Make the Spoonbridge Cherry at home:  1.25 oz. Rye Whiskey  0.5 oz. Cherry Coke Reduction  0.5 oz. Campari  0.5 oz. Sharab Shrub’s Asian Pear Shrub  0.25 oz. Sweet Vermouth.

Make the Spoonbridge Cherry at home:

1.25 oz. Rye Whiskey

0.5 oz. Cherry Coke Reduction

0.5 oz. Campari

0.5 oz. Sharab Shrub’s Asian Pear Shrub

0.25 oz. Sweet Vermouth.