Cocktail For A Cause
In September 2015, the Pickled Fish bar manager Matt Lessnau (now Head Distiller at Adrift Distillers) was also working as a city council member for the Parks and Rec department for Ilwaco. He wanted to find a way to raise money for a new play structure they were building, and suggested creating a cocktail special, with 50% of the sale going to raise money for the new play structure.
The first cocktail was taken from a modern classic by Jeffrey Morgenthaler, the Bourbon Renewal:
2 oz bourbon
1 oz fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz creme de cassis
0.5 oz simple syrup
1 dash Angostura bitter
The Bourbon Renewal was incredibly popular, and raised $2,145 for the new play structure. This storming success was the birth of the Cocktail For A Cause program.
Over the years, through the Cocktail for a Cause program, we’ve supported over 47 different local charities – from Astoria food banks to our local ACLU chapter, to projects tackling youth homelessness on the peninsula – and raised $50,000 and counting!
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Our Most Recent #CocktailforaCause
Includes Mind Your Manna Tonic, Beach House Bath Salts or a Succulent Shower Fizz, Harmony Soapworks Bar Soap, Kanobi Candle, and complimentary Jade yoga mat use.
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