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BY Anthony Diaz

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Winter Is in the Air

All planners know the importance of looking ahead—the earlier the details fall into place, the less stress one has to deal with as the event nears.

A smattering of event venues have started holding receptions decorated for holiday parties to give planners an idea of what a holiday event would look like there and to have soirees booked far in advance. We know Christmas in July sounds crazy, but it really is a planner’s dream. With all the heat and sunshine, winter feels light-years away.

Signature Drink - The Martinez

Recently opened on St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill, The Salt Cellar is a blend of old-school service and modern, locally inspired cuisine mixed with an interactive dining experience. The steak and seafood restaurant’s private dining room, the Cathedral Room, seats up to 50 people and comes with a customized menu for any event. The Martinez, one of Salt Cellar’s signature drinks, evokes the restaurants’ modern-classic theme.

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Haymans Old Tom Gin
—1.5 oz. Carpano Antica Formula
—.25 oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
—Regans orange bitters

Signature Drink - Blockades Blackberry Mint Julep

Sugarlands Shine, authentic moonshine that hails from the mountains of east Tennessee, recently found its way to Minnesota and is now available across the state in stores, bars and restaurants. Sugarlands Distilling Company stays true to Tennessee’s rich history; grains are ground in an artisanal stone mill and mixed with Smoky Mountain water and every batch of moonshine is distilled six times.

Tech on the Go

Life in the meetings and events industry means constantly being on the go. Whether it’s dashing to a remote location for a site visit or travelling across states for a conference, planners and suppliers are regularly away from their desks. We’ve rounded up some of the handiest portable technology tools for when you’re away.

Signature Drink - Sweet Dreams Martini

One good tradition deserves another. The Palm has been a fixture on the Philadelphia scene for over two decades, so it’s only fitting that this classic steakhouse mixes up a seasonal cocktail designed with holiday classic The Nutcracker in mind. Enjoy a pre- or post- performance cocktail in this elegant and handsome bar tucked inside the landmark Hyatt at The Bellevue on Broad Street.

Signature Drink - Jersey Lightning #7

A Minneapolis staple, Eat Street Social created this perfect holiday cocktail. The Jersey Lightning was popular during the Colonial Era; George Washington even requested the recipe for this buzzy drink. Festive and presidential? We’ll cheers to that.

Ingredients:
—1 oz. Laird’s AppleJack
—.5 oz. Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac
—.75 oz. Cocchi Americano
—.75 oz. Carpano Antica
—1/2 eyedropper cinnamon tincture
—1 eyedropper Bittercube Orange bitters

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