Jonathan Gold’s 2nd Annual Speakeasy Cocktail Party – Ticket Giveaway Like Liquid Gold

Kiwi Cucumber Cocktails by Angela Santana

Thanks all, for playing along! This giveaway is now closed. To see who got the tickets and will be going to Jonathan Gold’s Cocktail Party…check out the next post!

  • Strawberry Mojitos
  • Kermit Cocktail with Vodka Kiwi Lime and Cucumber
  • Siam Sapphire Gin Martini
  • Balsamic Lemonade Vodka Cocktail
  • Cucumber Lemon Limoncello Cocktail
  • Brindle Martini with Bulldog Gin and Elderflower
  • Summer Sangria
  • Watermelon Martinis
  • Zen Mojitos
  • Melon Mint Watermelon Agua Fresca
  • Sour Cherry Shrub
  • Grasshopper Cocktail
  • Blueberry Buck Cocktails
  • Raspberry & Key Lime Margarita
  • The Dirty Mojito
  • Saigon Mule Cocktail
  • Kicking Kiwi Cocktail with Midori Melon and Rum
  • Yuzu Julep
  • Mai Tai Cocktail
  • Pineapple Ginger Punch

[how gorgeous are these cocktails, all pulled from the DRINK section on tastespotting?! click on any of the pictures to see the individual post…]

Thirsty now?

Of course you are…which is why I am giving away a very precious pair of $400 tickets to Jonathan Gold’s Speakeasy Cocktail Party at Union Station on October 9, 2010 (next Saturday!). I have no idea why Zócalo Public Square let me have a pair of tickets to their party. Maybe they didn’t do that background check on me. Maybe it was all those drunk dials to their office last week. Maybe they thought I’d accidentally give away MY ticket so I couldn’t go. Maybe it was something…um.

Ok! So here we go…

HOW TO ENTER THIS TICKET GIVEAWAY

You must do all two steps in order to enter the random drawing.

1. Comment

Leave a comment on this post with your favorite cocktail. This is the first half of your entry in the random ticket giveaway lottery drawing! It doesn’t really matter what else you say, as no special considerations will be given to particularly eloquent or witty remarks, though I can’t say that I wouldn’t pay more attention to love letters addressed to me. Then again, I did say it was random. Then again, I’m a little bit psycho.

2. Tweet

You can tweet anything you’d like related to #JGoldParty, but your tweet must say the following (how’s that for passive-aggressive?):

RT@TheDelicious: I’d like to win tickets to @TheJGold’s Speakeasy Cocktail Party @ThePublicSquare http://is.gd/fy93Q #JGoldSpeakeasy

If you don’t have a twitter account…OH WELL. Cross your fingers for a miracle. Or for a second giveaway on Facebook :)

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HOW THE PARTY-GOER WILL BE CHOSEN

I will use a technologically advanced method of picking a number at random and that will be the comment number on this post, hopefully, you. Remember, you have to tweet, too. I will double check. Oh yes I will.

You have until NOON tomorrow to complete your mission. That’s about 24-ish hours.

Good luck. May the best luck win because THIS IS A GAME OF CHANCE. As you will notice, I have not used any words like “contest,” “prize,” or “winner” that might imply that this is some sort of contest in which the winner wins a prize. There is no single winner. We are all winners!

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{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Michelle Woo September 28, 2010 at 11:54 am

Kettle One Bloody Mary. Extra spicy. Yum.

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2 H.C. September 28, 2010 at 11:57 am

My current obsession is Aviation (Aviation Gin preferred, but not required). crossing fingers :)

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3 sarah sprague September 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

A classic sidecar is probably one of the best sipping cocktails ever created.

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4 Steven Armstrong September 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I love Sazeracs!

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5 Justin M. September 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Usually mojito, or some sort of rum fresh market concoction from Library Bar.

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6 armando c September 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm

i’m a sucker for a refreshing Mandy (that’s an Absolut Mandarin and tonic).

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7 Caroline September 28, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Random is never on my side but it’s worth a shot. My favorite drink is a perfect Manhattan…but lately I’ve been loving the 606 cocktail with Bols Genever, Sweet Vermouth, Fernet-Branca. Tasty!

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8 Hemang September 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm

An Old Fashioned, but with whiskey is for me!

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9 Charul September 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I love the classic Manhattan!

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10 Cara K September 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm

pomegranate martini :)

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11 crystal September 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm

a perfectly made mojito!

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12 jenn September 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm

@_jennalee I love blueberry mojito

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13 matt September 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Sailor jerry drinks!
@therealmattymc

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14 Kaelin September 28, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I love old fashioneds!

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15 keri September 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm

right now it would have to be a moscow mule.

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16 My Man's Belly September 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Can’t get enough of the old fashioned. Rye whiskey, no fruit.

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17 ShopEatSleep September 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I love the Blood Sugar Sex Magic at Rivera, but generally a Ward 8 will do.

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18 Dianne September 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Saketini. Mmmm!(@punkagogo)

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19 Rachael September 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Currently it’s a well made Tequila Sunrise or Mojito with Bacardi Gold. :)

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20 Michelle N. September 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I’m currently in love with The Edison cocktail over at.. duh.. the edison! God I hope I win! I’m such a low budget foodie, and can never afford to go to things like these, only read about it on blogs o.o

<3,
Chubby Bunny

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21 Angela September 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I am currently hot and heavy with Jalapeno Margarita’s. Add a splash of Hangar One Vanilla Vodka and a secret nectar ingredient for one that is OVER the top. Extra spicey please! Currently experimenting with a red pepper, sugar and salt rim!

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22 Temma September 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I can be fickle when it comes to cocktails, but at the moment I’ve fallen back in love with the martini – dry, with Hendrick’s gin, please.

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23 Mike September 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm

The jalapeno margarita at Loteria works for me. Oh, and you rock Sarah, etc etc.

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24 winne September 28, 2010 at 1:53 pm

French Martini (Vanilla Vodka, Chambord raspberry liquer, pineapple juice and splash of the bubbly) – yum!
@winnewinn

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25 Rachael September 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm

OH baby, OH baby…I love a good martini.
(And Sarah! How foxy you’re looking today! 5-alarm fire! Are you causing this heat-wave???)

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26 Suzanne September 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm

oh, sorry…@chickswknives

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27 KrisDub September 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm

I don’t know the name for my favorite cocktail, but it’s ginger beer and cognac with a twist of lemon and a dash of all spice.

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28 LIMER35 September 28, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I agree with Keri, a good Moscow Mule served in a copper cup would be just perfect.

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29 Suzanne September 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I hope I win. My favorite cocktail is anything Julian Cox makes. His pepper smash is really good. @popyourpickle

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30 Chris R September 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm

The weirdest best drink I’ve had in the past year was the seared fois gras martini with chilled vodka mixed then fresh shavings of white truffle on top added. It literally tastes like a chocolate mousse drink.

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31 John Hang September 28, 2010 at 2:33 pm

A seasonal sangria puts me immediately on cloud 9

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32 twitter.com/losangeles90013 September 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Cranberry Sea Breeze: Cranberry Twist Vodka, Grapefruit juice, Cranberry juicy with a lemon twist

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33 Shalimar Zabanal September 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Whiskey Sour! ^_^

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34 Christopher G. September 28, 2010 at 3:32 pm

The Sasquatch from The Bigfoot Lodge in Atwater Village: Wild Turkey, Ginger Ale, Ginger Brandy and bitters.

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35 Vipula September 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Dark ‘n Stormy

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36 Green LA Coalition September 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Veev cocktail

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37 NicoleM September 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

@nicolemiizuka

Anything with a basil infusion… but strawberry basil & vodka would probably be my favorite.

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38 Jenny September 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I love a good Red Hook, though it’s a shame so few bartenders know how to make them (or carry true maraschino liqueur).
@jennernugen

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39 angela September 28, 2010 at 3:49 pm

two saints walk into a bar .. tho i haven’t met a bartender who knew how to make it aside from the one in chicago who introduced it to me

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40 Malia P September 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm

A well made fresh mojito or a lemon drop martini not too sweet! Must be this LA heat;)

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41 Janice September 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm

a spicy bloody mary, or a good dirty martini.. or a spicy dirty martini ;)

@checinaj

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42 the Minty September 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Brown Derby! Bourbon all the way!
@theminty

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43 Mark D. September 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Don’t know if this breaks the rules but a good beer is better than a cocktail. My favorite drink right now is from Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, OR – “Maiden the Shade” Its their seasonal beer with a light body and a really nice hop kick to it. Great citrus notes on the hops.

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44 Kristen September 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Oh, and that’s @kstancik.

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45 Kika Davis September 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

The RH at the Andaz does a great cocktail called the Mr. Plant, which consists of No. 209 Gin, cucumber, tangerine, agave syrup and soda. So refreshing, especially on fraggin hot days like the ones we’ve been having! [I also tweeted @DuhKeeks]

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46 Jai Kohli September 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm

with an email address this time!

The Bluebird at the Tasting Kitchen in Venice!

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47 Stella Lee September 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm

A FRESH Mint Mojito on a hot summer day!!! YUMMY YUMMYY

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48 Betsy September 28, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Cosmo….extra vodka :)

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49 Erica September 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm

I met a Grey Goose mixologist earlier this week and he invented a martini just for me – so the E.M.C. Martini is my new fav. And yes, it is purple.

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50 Craig September 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm

A dry vodka martini

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51 Xuan September 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Anything with Kettle One Vodka, but right now I’m into watermelon vodka martinis made with fresh watermelon. I think I need to make one right now!

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52 bassbiz September 28, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Manhattan for sure. Rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters! (though i like to add a slash of gingerale and drop a marschiano cherry to it)

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53 Nadine K September 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Mojito. Lots of fresh mint and lime. Brown sugar is key. Not just a summer time favorite!!

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54 Joe-Mama September 29, 2010 at 9:12 am

My absolute favorite cocktail was inspired by one of the drink specials at the now defunct Vida on Hillhurst Ave. They lovingly referred to their drink specials as “Road Kill”. My version of “Road Kill” is made with homemade ginger-infused Vodka, fresh Tangerine juice and a splash of fresh Pomegranate juice. This “Road Kill” is to die for!! Enjoy!!

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55 Carolyn S September 29, 2010 at 9:38 am

I once had a watermelon basil martini. It really was pretty much just downhill from there…

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56 Ronny P September 29, 2010 at 10:28 am

Nothing beats a long island iced tea topped with chambord
(sorry forgot to put my email)

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57 dividend invester September 29, 2010 at 10:31 am

Pin cup. Hopefully that’s the right spelling.

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58 Celia September 29, 2010 at 10:34 am

Peaches and Herb. Vodka and peach nectar muddled with basil, with a splash of ginger ale.

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59 Ellen Lutwak AKA NameGirl September 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

The Erotic: Campari and grapefruit. Nothing heavy duty, but it reminds me of old times in New York.

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60 Amber September 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

Go-to cocktail = 7&7

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61 April D'Aguilar September 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

The Cucumber Cocktail @ Cliffs Edge … Sent Me n My Girl Over the Edge … Good Tymes!!!

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62 Jessie September 29, 2010 at 11:13 am

The Blueberry Love at 7 Grand was pretty delicious. Although my friend once made me the most delicious raspberry mojito.

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63 ItsRomy September 29, 2010 at 11:14 am

Grey Goose Dirty Martini. Yum. Yum.

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64 Debbie September 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm

My own hand-made mango mojito!

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65 David September 29, 2010 at 4:42 pm

A frigid Pear Martini with a perfectly thin round slice of Asian Pear at the W Walker Hill in Seoul…

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66 Rachael September 30, 2010 at 7:45 am

I think I love the rum kha gai by Brian Summers a little TOO much. (And you know…this post doesn’t say how many times a girl can enter.)

PS – You’re AWESOME.

@chickswknives

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67 Trevor Smith September 30, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I love a fresh margarita with Grand Marnier – tasty!

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68 Anonymous September 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm

OOOohhh La La….so many cocktails I love…My favorite stil is the ” Dark and Stormy” at Good Luck Bar in Los Feliz. That drink just puts me heaven with all that Ginger flavor. Makes me feel like I am drinking something good for me. The cocunut shaped ceramic tiki glass they serve it in makes me feel special!

@kimgrisco

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69 Kim Grisco September 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm

OOOohhh La La….so many cocktails I love…My favorite stil is the ” Dark and Stormy” at Good Luck Bar in Los Feliz. That drink just puts me heaven with all that Ginger flavor. Makes me feel like I am drinking something good for me. The cocunut shaped ceramic tiki glass they serve it in makes me feel special!

@kimgrisco

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