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By now, you know I’m a member of Playhouse Square Partners and, hopefully, that Partners has a lot of great events beyond Jump Back Ball. I wanted to recap one and let you know about one that is upcoming that anyone can attend.
First, the recap…last Thursday night, Partners hosted a mixology class in the gorgeous lobby of the State Theatre. This was a members-only event, so membership in Partners definitely has its privileges and perks!
Not only did we get to mix up tasty cocktails, but we got to do it in this fabulous setting! Buckeye Vodka provided our host for the evening, as well as the vodka to make our cocktail creations. Each cocktail that we made was first expertly explained by Mike, our Buckeye bartender.
We got to make four different cocktails, which were spins on classic drinks, such as the Buckeye 75 (a take-off on the classic French 75). We also learned the proper way to muddle ingredients, as well as use things such as egg whites in a drink.
Aside from the hands-on practice and getting to drink our tasty creations, we also got recipes to take home and impress our friends at our next cocktail party. Cheers to a fabulous Partners evening!
And since we now know how to create fabulous drinks, we are prepared for the next Partners event: Bartending for Buses. This event takes place on Wednesday, May 20 at Around the Corner and raises money for the Partners Bus Fund.
The Partners Bus Fund helps schools get their students to Playhouse Square to see live theater by subsidizing the cost of buses. Supporting the Bus Fund is a great way to support the arts community, by giving the next generation access to the wonderful theater opportunities in Cleveland.
At Bartending for Buses, various Partners members will take turns bartending at Around the Corner from 6pm-10pm. Your tips to your bartenders, along with purchasing entries in the 50/50 raffle, go toward the Bus Fund. Also, for $20, you get access to a pizza and wing buffet.
You do not need to be a member of Partners to attend…all are welcome! I’ll be bartending from 7pm-8pm that night and I hope to see a lot of you there to enjoy a drink, some food and fun, and help out the Partners Bus Fund.
***Disclosure: I am a member of the board of Playhouse Square Partners. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***