Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Domaine de Canton at Upcoming and Recent D.C. Events

Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur continues to be embraced by mixologists at events all across the D.C. area. Some recent examples:

9th Annual Sugar and Champagne Affair

On Wednesday, January 27th, Domaine de Canton will be paired with Cirrus Vodka in the featured cocktail being served at the 9th annual Sugar and Champagne Affair, a wonderful event benefiting the Humane Society. The event is hosted by Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox Restaurant and Salamander Hospitality, and will be held at the RItz Carlton, 1150 22d Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with a VIP reception starting at 6:00 pm. For more info, and to purchase tickets, please see:

Guests (and their dogs!) will be greeted by the world's finest sparkling wines, Champagne, and delicious desserts from the area's top Pastry Chefs. This annual event is in honor of the Washington Humane Society Officiers, who work 24 hours a day, saving the homeless, lost, neglected, and abused animals in our area, and offer a Humane Education program that teaches elementary school children compassion and respect for animals.

As noted above, Domaine de Canton will be paired with Cirrus Vodka in the featured cocktail at the Sugar and Champagne Affair, The Bloody Sour, to be served by Equinox Restaurant's acclaimed mixologist, Simo Ahmadi. To make the drink at home, here's how:

The Bloody Sour
created by Simo Ahmadi, Mixologist at Equinox Restaurant
1.5 oz Cirrus Vodka
1 oz Domaine de Canton
1 oz Fresh Made Sour Mix
1/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled martini glass. For the garnish, pour 1/2 oz of red wine (preferably a light Pinot Noir) into a jigger, and pour it around the rim of the glass. It will float to the top and serve as a lovely garnish.
As an added treat, Simo was joined by Gina Chersevani (PS7's) on the Dishing it Out Radio program, on WTOP 1o3.5 FM, making the drink for show hosts Nycci and David Nellis. To listen to the show, please click here:

For more info on Gina and Simo's contributions to this event, please see:
As a side note, Equinox is hopeful of reopening in late February after suffering their devastating pre-Christmas fire. With the renovations that are planned, look for Equinox, like the Phoenix, to rise from the ashes to be better than ever.

Haiti Disaster Relief: A Fundraiser to Benefit the International Red Cross

Monday, January 18, The Passenger and Warehouse Theater, 1021 7th Street, NW

On Monday, January 18, the Passenger was the venue for a fundraising effort to benefit Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Domaine de Canton Brand Ambassador Phil Greene, also of the Museum of the American Cocktail, was a guest bartender, and served drinks along with Tom and Derek Brown of the Passenger. Participants were also able to view a special screening of The Agronomist - a story of strength and hope in the improverished nation of Haiti.
The event was very well attended, ad raised money for Haitian disaster relief; 25% of the happy hour sales and 100% of the gratituities intended for bartenders and waitstaff were donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The event was co-sponsored by the Warehouse Theatre, Washington Film Institute, The Passenger, The Civilian Arts Project, and by generous product donations from Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur, Chairman's Reserve Rum, and Hop & Wine.

Domaine de Canton and Chairman's Reserve Rum (from St. Lucia) were both featured in an amazing Ginger Daiquiri:

Ginger Daiquiri

2 oz Chairman's Reserve Rum

1.5 oz Domaine de Canton

1 oz fresh lime juice

Fill shaker with ingredients and crushed ice, and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or pour contents of shaker into a highball glass.

For more info on Domaine de Canton, please see http://www.domainedecanton.com/. For more info on Chairman's Reserve, please see http://www.saintluciarums.com/


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