Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Society #2: Sidecar Soirée Round-up

The second meeting of The Society took place on Friday, April 3rd at the Sherman Residence.  The Sidecar Soirée was a huge success.  Not only did we draw four more members, the drink itself offered so many opportunities for experimentation and....well, Shizzle, that the night was full of surprises and fun.

First, a note about The Rules.  Rule #1 in the Society Charter is the most poignant and the most important:
(1) There are no losers, for we will all be drinking.
This rule was in full force at the Sidecar Soirée, as the pictures show!  Everyone came out to make their best Sidecar, but the buzzy fun and joie de vivre of the event made everyone a winner.

The Sidecar Soirée yielded six amazing interpretations of the cocktail ranging from a purist Sidecar revival to extravagant modern interpretations. In all each of the six drinks were amazing and I expect to drink alot of Sidecars in the future.

Society #2 came with an awful lot of flair which, in Society terms, we refer to as Shizzle.  Although drink scoring is heavily weighted towards Taste (6 of 10 points) and Presentation (3 of 10), gaining that point for Shizzle is not only important to the overall score, it's also the most fun point to win.  Our newest members, Colleen, Ryan, Meredith, and Scott, not only made excellent Sidecars, their Shizzle set a high bar as you shall see as we post each drink over the coming weeks. 

So, without further ado, here are the drinks from Society #2: Sidecar Soirée as ranked by the judges:

Mixologist:  Bryan (with Sous Chef Louise)

Mixologist:  Laura

Drink: Sidecar Nouveau
Mixologist: Meredith and Scott

Drink: Patriot
Mixologist:  Colleen and Ryan

Drink: Fly Car
Mixologist:  Ellis and Zoe

Drink:   Classic Sidecar
Mixologist:  Michael

Oh, and in case you were wondering, this is what it looks like at the end of the night......  Good times!


  1. What a night... and morning after! I just wanted to leave a quick note about our 4 new members and heed warning to others seeking initiation into ThE sOcIeTy. Thank you all for bringing your A game and creative MoJo. For those seeking... Ya betta BA-Ring IT!

    **wondering about the next cocktail**

  2. Scott and MeredithApril 12, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Just a quick thanks to our hosts...great spread!!

  3. Ellis, how about 5/15 or 5/16 for Society #3? Pick the date and let's circulate an make sure we have a quorum. Are you good with having it at your crib? Else I can have it this go 'round. I have some good ideas for our topic....

  4. The pic at the end of the night is fantastic. Lots of fun, everyone. Thanks for all the superb entries!

  5. Thank you for the kind words sir. Looks like you guys are having a blast out on the east coast. That is what is all about. I'm kinda diggin the whole Shizzle concept as well. From one new blogger to the other, I look forward to seeing what y'all come up with.