Spirit Cruises 2019 Leaderboard

The Philadelphia Bar Community Remembered Katie Loeb With an Evening of Cocktails, Raffles, & Memories

by Drink Philly on Jan 29, 2019 in Events

On Monday, January 28 at Philadelphia Distilling, the Philadelphia bar community came together to honor and remember Katie Loeb, the matriarch of the city's craft cocktail scene who passed away on December 8, 2018.

With a selection of cocktails (including some of Katie's original creations), light bites courtesy of Philadelphia Distilling's kitchen, and an incredible display of raffle prizes featuring gift baskets and offerings from both local and national spirit companies, those who knew and loved Katie celebrated her life and incredible legacy, commemorating the indelible mark she left on each and every bartender who worked with her or person who knew her.

Aside donated beer and wine, many of the cocktails were made using Katie's recipes, or to evoke a specific memory — one bartender, Walker Fields, chose to honor Katie with a Hemingway Daiquiri because it was the first drink they ever made together. New Liberty Distillery's cocktail, the Dublin Sour made by Brian Dawson, was a Katie original designed for one of the local distillery's cocktail menus. While some bartenders stuck faithfully to Katie's recipes, some used the chance to innovate, like Andre Evers & Diana Ziman, who spent weeks perfecting The Romanian Dragon Slayer, a cocktail that uses takes on some of Katie's syrup recipes.

“Katie liked parties and events like this," said Meredith Maciolek, one of the event's organizers and a friend of Katie's. "Katie would have loved this party.”

If you couldn't make it to the event or just still want to donate, Katie's GoFundMe is still active, and you can still give money to her medical bills and other costs.

Cocktails served include:

Provençal Martini, poured by Phoebe Esmon & Christian Gaal (Hendrick's Gin, Lillet Blanc, Lavender, Lemon)

Rosemary Paloma, poured by Jesse Cornell (Espolon Blanco, Rosemary Syrup, Grapefruit + Lime, Fizzy Water)

Hemingway Daiquiri, poured by Heather Derussy & Walker Fields

Mai Tai, poured by Justin Lingl (Cruzan solerno lime, Katie's Orgeat recipe, brandied cherries)

Lion's Tail, poured by Josa Lazas (Jefferson's Bourbon, All Spice Dram, Lime, Demerara, Angostura bitters)

Grape Gatsby, poured by Meredith Maciolek (Bluecoat Gin, Concord Grape Juice, Cardamom, Kaffir Lime Syrup)

Contessa, poured by Kari Rosenfeld (Bluecoat Barrel Aged Gin, Cocchi Americano, Cappelletti, Orange Twist)

Dublin Sour, poured by Johnny Della Polla & made by Brian Dawson (Brothership Irish Whiskey, Chic Pea Water, Red Wine, Simple & Lemon, Peychauds bitters)

Romanian Dragon Slayer, poured by Andre Evers (Cruzan Light Rum, Hibiscus Vanilla Syrup, Lavender, Fresh Lime)

Katie's Sangria, poured by Gary Kritz

Cielo Pinot Grigio, poured by Kevin Lundell

Selections from Peroni, Quaker City Shrubs, Yuengling, Kronenbourg 1664, Carlsberg, & M.I.A. Beer Company, poured by Garrett Williams

You can donate to Katie's GoFundMe here.

Photos via Drink Philly

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Meet Woodford Reserve's Master Distiller at a Special Bourbon Pairing Dinner, February 27

Meet Woodford Reserve's Master Distiller at a Special Bourbon Pairing Dinner, February 27

On Wednesday, February 27 from 6 PM - 9 PM, meet Woodford Reserve's master dillister at an exclusive bourbon p...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 6, 2019
Join Drink Philly for its Fourth Annual Wine & Chocolate Social, February 15

Join Drink Philly for its Fourth Annual Wine & Chocolate Social, February 15

Drink Philly's sweetest event is back for its 4th year - so after you celebrate Valentine's Day, join us for o...read more ›

by Drink Philly Jan 15, 2019
SPONSORED
Wine and Chocolate Social 2019 desktop rectangle
Try Rare & Hard to Find Wines at the Cellar Tasting at the Rittenhouse, February 17

Try Rare & Hard to Find Wines at the Cellar Tasting at the Rittenhouse, February 17

The Rittenhouse Hotel's annual cellar tasting is back, and will return on Sunday, February 17 from 2 PM - 5 PM...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 6, 2019
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
The Eighth Annual Philly Bierfest Celebrates the Rich History of Brewing German-Style Beers in Pennsylvania, February 23

The Eighth Annual Philly Bierfest Celebrates the Rich History of Brewing German-Style Beers in Pennsylvania, February 23

On Saturday, February 23 from 2 PM - 5:30 PM, the German Society of Philadelphia will host Philly Bierfest 201...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 6, 2019
You Can Now Drink Wine Out of a 'Pringles Can' Tumbler

You Can Now Drink Wine Out of a 'Pringles Can' Tumbler

After a news story about a woman in Texas who was asked to leave Walmart for drinking wine out of an empty Pringles can went viral, one enterprising E...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Feb 5, 2019
Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day 2019 in Philadelphia

Where to Celebrate Valentine's Day 2019 in Philadelphia

Here are the best happenings for lovers in Philadelphia on Thursday, February 14. ...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Feb 5, 2019
Tired Hands to Open New Location Across From Fishtown Beer Garden

Tired Hands to Open New Location Across From Fishtown Beer Garden

Ardmore based brewery Tired Hands is opening its first brick-and-mortar bar and restaurant within Philadelphia. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Feb 4, 2019
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
SPONSORED
Audrey's Apartment Party 2018 Recap Photos
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close