Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bailey's Launches a New Craft Cocktail Menu in Style

Gin and Tonic? Rum and Coke? Margarita on the rocks? Forget about it! Those plain Jane cocktails just won't do anymore.  Bartenders Eddie "Lucky" Campbell and Mike Martensen have created a new hand-crafted balanced cocktail menu for Bailey's Prime Plus using fresh juices and quality spirits. They have 11 fabulous new drinks and each one has a unique spin!

Bailey's Craft Cocktails
I was asked to host a swanky soiree at Bailey's to help kick-off this new menu, with fellow stylistas Kyle Kearbey from Quick, Kellyn Curtis from NBC's The Feast and Courtney Edwards from Where Wear in the City.

My initial glee at being asked to participate turned to trepidation about what to wear.  So, I did what every smart fashionista should do - I called Alison Volk at Tootsies.  She hooked me up with her best stylist, Pat Cousins, who took one look at me and came back with arm-fulls of fabulous frocks.  After a fun hour of playing dress-up, I had the perfect party dress and was ready to sip libations and be the hostess with the mostess!

 Deb SoRelle, Dena Miller, Cynthia Smoot, Courtney Kerr, Tara Harper, Pamela Chao and Tori Gonzales

I tried a sip of almost every cocktail and my favorite two were the Femme Fatale (pictured above/top left) made from Martini Prosecco, Grapefruit Bitters, Creme de Violette and edible gold leaf. YES! Those are flecks of real 23K gold floating in there! I felt all Lady Gansta with that one, although I kept worrying that the gold would get stuck on my teeth - but it didn't.  My other favorite libation was the Garden Gimlet (pictured above/bottom left) made from Hendrick's Gin, Fresh Basil, Cucumber, Ginger and Lime.  It was very light and refreshing.


 Hostesses: Kellyn Curtin, Cynthia Smoot, Courtney Edwards and Kyle Kearbey

 
Rocky Ommen and I enjoy the crooning of the divine Hunter Sullivan

A crowd of well over a hundred people  were lucky enough to sample the complete range of tasty new cocktails, as well as bites from Bailey's new bar menu.  Hunter Sullivan provided the night's entertainment with a fantastic performance of all my favorite Rat Pack tunes.  


I have to give a special shout out to my photographer Peter Wynne! Usually, I take all my own photos at the events I attend. Because I was the hostess of this party, I asked Peter if he would help me out so I could enjoy the party.

He did a fantastic job and if you ever need a photographer, I hope you will check out his work and give him a shout. Oh, and did I mention that he is FOURTEEN?!  I love that he is focused and pursuing his passion at such a young age. You go, Peter!

To
 compliment 
their
 new
 cocktail 
program, 
Bailey’s
 will
 offer 
an 
extended 
happy 
hour
 Monday 
through 
Friday
 from
 4
 p.m.
 to
 11 
p.m.
 until 
July
1 
in
 the 
Bailey’s 
Lounge 
with 
$5
 house 
wines, 
$2 
off 
signature 
cocktails, 
$2 
off 
domestic 
beers
 and 
all 
items
 on 
the 
Bailey’s
 bar
 food
 menu 
are 
$8.

  

Regular 
happy
 hour
 will 
resume
 July 
5
 and
 will 
feature
 $5
 house
 wines, 
$2
 off 
signature 
cocktails, 
$2 
off
 domestic 
beers
 and 
all
 items
 on 
the
 Bailey’s 
bar
 food
 menu
 are
 $8,
 Monday 
through 
Friday
 from 
4
 p.m. 
to 
 7
p.m.
  The
 new 
craft
 cocktail 
menu 
is 
currently
 only
 available 
at 
the
 Dallas ‐ The 
Shops
 at 
Park 
Lane
 location.



Bailey's Prime Plus is located at 8160 Park Lane, Suite 130, Dallas, TX 75231


4 comments :

  1. Thank you so much Cynthia. I had a great time. And you're such a gracious hostess!

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  2. You picked the dress I wanted!!! You look AMAZING!!!
    Pat Cousin

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  3. link to the photo gallery doesn't work...

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  4. Link to Photo Gallery is fixed. Sorry!!

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