Sure the Pope is in town and the United Nations General Assembly is about to kick off, but New York City-based cocktail aficionados are more excited about tonight’s LuckyRice Moon Festival Cocktail Feast that’s going down this evening at the Bowery Hotel. The Bombay Sapphire East-sponsored event, which is celebrating it’s sixth year, will bring together some of the City’s top cocktail movers and shakers (see what I did there?) for an update on the traditional Harvest Moon Festival celebrated for more than 3,000 years in Vietnam and China.
The drink will be gin-based, my favorite kind (well, next to free and plentiful) and the bartending talent on hand will include Takaaki Hashimoto of B FLAT, Orson Salicetti of Lumos, Gabriel Lehner and Vincent Vitek from Macao Trading Co plus others from Leaf Lounge, Maharlika, Nitecap, The Gorbals and Seamstress.
I’ll be there to toast tonight’s full moon, usher in the Fall and get my drink on. Follow me on social (@sharonrboone on Twitter and the Gram) for vicarious sips and sights, or join me. The festivities start at 10pm (or 9pm if you pony up for early admission). Tickets start at $50, which is a deal considering it’s an open bar, are still available here