President’s Day Cocktails

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  • Michael Kostin posted 7 years ago

    Great article, Simon.

    Up in Seattle, WA instead of celebrating Presidents Day, we celebrate Jerry Thomas Day. Although Jerry Thomas was never a president, he is looked at as being our (bartenders) founding father. We Seattle craft bartenders get together (usually at Vessel) for a night of drinking classic craft cocktails, and the evening culminates in all the bartenders present mixing Blue Blazers simultaneously.

    The following is a link to a video from last year's Jerry Thomas Night showing five Blue Blazers being made at the same time behind the bar at Vessel.

    Perhaps next year you will be able to join us here in Seattle for Jerry Thomas Day.


  • Benny posted 7 years ago


    you are definitely missing something there. Simon was merely stating what OTHER holidays are associated with. Thanksgiving is a holiday..see how that works? As for the whole "somebody doesnt get out much" sentiment, couldnt be more wrong. I know Simon fairly well and consider him a dear friend of mine. His career IS traveling. Not only our country but many, many others, the ENTIRE year. Id be willing to wager he spends less nights IN than most people spend OUT.

    I found the article entertaining and informative. Thanks Simon! That Roosevelt Cocktail looks tasty, might have to make one and watch the snow fall.

    Happy President's Day people. Drink good spirits and always drink responsibly.

  • gloria stern posted 7 years ago

    hats off to you sir simon... this short article showcase your other gift!

    we need to get a house that serve up all your executive cocktails, can't wait.

  • Best Jobs Abroad posted 7 years ago

    I think i agree with you.

  • Chukwuka posted 7 years ago

    I very much agree with you brother.

  • Terry B. posted 7 years ago

    Am I missing something here,or what? Thanksgiving was in November,so I really don't get this article,at all.England isn't the only place that makes cocktails!!!Somebody doesn't get out much,it seems to me here.Welcome to the USA,we have all the different kinds you could possibly want.Depends where you are at,in this country.Many different styles,tastes,ingrediants used.Good Lord,what "trips your trigger".So,get out,experience the good life,and,enjoy your favorite cocktail.Hey,be safe,drive sober,and,HAVE FUN.From your neighbor in Tucson,Arizona.

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