On Monday, May 16th, the Lifestyle and Charity crew attended the Heering Goes Mad (Men) cocktail competition held at the Ogilvy & Mather building. This event is one of many participating in the Manhattan Cocktail Classic Festival taking place throughout New York City, Brooklyn and Queens from May 13th-17th. It was quite the Mad Men Era themed event!

The main bar mixologists served up quite the dapper inspired cocktails using the featured Xante’ Liqueur and Coffee Heering Liqueur, Cherry Heering Liqueur that included:
Betty Draper’s Breakfast – Bloody Mary
The Three Martini Lunch – Classic Martini
The Expense Account – Manhattan
The Richard “Dick” Whitman – Side Car

Each of the four finalists competing in the cocktail competition had their stations setup and served up their specialty invented cocktails using Cherry Heering or Xante liquor to be judged on. The judging panel, featuring Chef Geoffrey Zakarian from the Lambs Club, Mixologist Sasha Petraske, Laura Lane, OK! Magazine, and Dan Curtis (The Rob Report) revealed the winning cocktail “Sour Cherry Sidecar” by Mixologist Stacy Nikkila.
A portion of the proceeds from the event benefited (DIFFA) Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.
Here is a list of the mixologists and cocktails competing in the evening’s festivities:
2011 WINNER of Heering Goes Mad (Men) at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is Stacy Nikkila!
The Cocktail: Sour Cherry Sidecar
Mixologist: Stacy Nikkila
Hometown: New York City, USA
Account: The Boom Boom Room
Recipe: 1oz. Cherry Heering, 1 oz. Cognac, ½ ounce lime juice
The Cocktail: We Got the Business
Mixologist: Jamie Stephenson
Hometown: Manchester, England
Account: Corridor
Recipe: 30ml Xante’, 25ml Drambuie 15, 25ml Lemon juice, 12.5ml Monin Cardamon Syrup, 2 Dash Regans’ Orange Bitters, Half and Egg White
The Cocktail: The Affiliate
Mixologist: Charles Joy
Hometown: Chicago, USA
Establishment: The Drawing Room
Recipe: 1 oz. Cherry Heering, 1 oz. Dry Sack Medium Sherry, 1.5 oz. Plantation 8yr Rum (Jamaican), Dash Angostura Orange and Angostura Original, Orange peel oil
The Cocktail: Madhattan
Mixologist: Xavier Herit
Hometown: New York City, USA
Establishment: Daniel
Recipe: 1 oz. Cherry Heering, 2 oz. ritten house 100, ½ oz. Pinot Noir Copain 2008, 4 drops angostura, 1 drop bitter truth Jerry Thomas, 1 orange peel, 1 lemon peel, 1 brandy cherry
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