We are excited to follow up on last week’s post to say Lead Bartender, Michael Pazdon has won the King’s Ginger Holiday Cocktail Competition. Check out photos from his win here.
Here’s the winning cocktail:
The King’s Waes Hail
by Michael Jack Pazdon, SolBar
Combine all ingredients, aside from the genever, in a mixing glass, dry shake for 10 seconds, add ice, shake hard and double strain into a chilled coupe. Float dehydrated apple chip, fresh grated nutmeg, rosemary flowers, 5 drops gingerbread spice tincture and 5 drops Genevieve on top of foam.
*Bring 1 part fresh pomegranate juice to just below a simmer then add 1.2 parts granulated sugar, stir until dissolved. Let cool then add rose water to taste. Bottle and refrigerate.
**Grind 2 tsp. cloves, 2 cinnamon sticks, 9 black peppercorns. Grate 2 whole nutmegs. Toast gently in a pan, remove and combine with 1 oz. grated ginger and 1 c. over-proof rum in an airtight container. Steep for 2 weeks, shaking daily. Strain and bottle in a medicine dropper.
Want to see how he made it?
We want to wish Lead Bartender, Michael Pazdon the best of luck as he competes in the The King’s Ginger Holiday Cocktail Competition. The 3rd Annual Mutineer Magazine Red Carpet Party presented by Chinaco Tequila and Luxardo on November 6 will play host to competition. Michael is one of eight Napa Valley bartenders who is competing. Check out his full bio here.
We want to say a BIG thank you to everyone that voted us one of the Top Resorts in the United States. We were ranked 41 of the 150 listed. We are so excited and honored to be part of such a prestigious list. Thank you!
View the full list of awards here.
We are excited to team up with the Napa County Bike Coalition for their Legendary Napa Bike Wine Tour hosted by Levi Leipheimer.
■ Breakfast with Levi and Chef Brandon Sharp at Michelin-Starred Solbar in Calistoga at 8:00 am
■ Depart Solage @ 9:00 am via Pope Valley to Napa for luncheon prepared by Chef Janet Sheehan and special tour with CEO Erle Martin at Pine Ridge Winery (40 miles)
■ Ride from Pine Ridge for special private tasting of world class reserve wines, accompanied by gourmet snacks at Vineyard 29 in St. Helena hosted by CEO Chuck McMinn (10 miles)
■ Ride from Vineyard 29 to espresso and wine chocolate pairings hosted by Gary Erickson, Founder of Clif Bar at Velo Vino (5 miles)
■ Presentation of the exclusive one-of-a-kind event cycling jerseys signed by Levy to all 25 participants
■ Transit from Velo Vino to Calistoga via Calistoga Bikeshop’s luxury coach which provides SAG support for entire ride.
You can sign up here.