Mixologist Adrian Alvarado
Celebrity Mixologist Adrian Alvarado will be kicking off the “Prohibition Wednesdays” at Prime 16, 464 Boston Post Road, Orange on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 5 p.m. Til midnight.
As an Actor/Mixologist, Adrian is best known for his role on ABC’s General Hospital where he played Detective Cruz Rodriguez.
Originally from Jersey City N.J., Adrian moved to L.A. where he started booking commercials and TV appearances in “Without a Trace”, “Big Love”, “Law and Order Los Angeles” and “Body of Proof” before landing his longest running role on General Hospital.
Since he moved back to the East Coast with his wife and two children, Alvarado has always had a passion for the hospitality industry as well. Bartending didn’t just become a side income, it became a passion. As a Mixologist, he worked for the famous Soho House Group, in Los Angeles and New York.
“The Cocktail culture is vastly growing, Its not just about going out and getting a drink. Its about going out and enjoying a new experience in flavors and it’s history in a responsible way,” Alvarado said.
He said, there is a difference between a Bartender and a Mixologist. A Mixologist tends to focus on the art and craft of mixing Cocktails, studying the classics, concocting new and exotic drinks, experimenting with lesser known distilled spirits and mixers, and, overall, pushing the limits of classic bartending.
Alvarado is excited to be in the New Haven area and joining Prime 16 in expanding the Craft Cocktail Culture by adding a little more fun to your drinking and dining experience.
At Prime 16, all cocktails are $10, but on Wednesdays, all cocktails are $6.
This week’s featured cocktails are
• French 75 — Courvoisier VS, Housemade simple, Fresh pressed juice, Sparkling wine.
• Old Fashioned — Old Overholt Rye, Sugar, Bitters, Luxardo cherry, Orange peel.
• Pink Martini — Your choice of 42 Below Vodka or Tanquerey Gin, House made Rose bud syrup, Fresh pressed lemon juice.
• Prime Royale — Remy VSOP, Cherry Herring, Amaretto Disaronno, Fresh pressed lemon juice, Luxardo cherry.
• Sidecar — Courvoisier VS, Cointreau, Fresh pressed lemon juice, Sugar rim, Lemon twist.
• Aviation — Plymouth Gin, Creme de Violet, Maraschino Liquor, Fresh pressed lemon juice, Luxardo cherry.
Originally Published on: Jan 28, 2014 @ 16:53