The Last Bash was inspired by the new edgy urban distillery nestled in the heart of downtown San Diego. The light and airy space provides the perfect relaxed-yet-sophisticated setting with their unique libations, salvaged wood, whitewashed brick, exposed concrete and marble accents.
Our biggest style incentive was our use of varying textures that would help to accentuate the chic atmosphere of the distillery. The plush velvet, denim linen and copper textures paired with masculine touches of black ceramic and gunmetal flatware gave our tablescape a macho vibe, while hints of white florals of ranunculus, anemone and mums accented with a pop of orange kumquats gave us the refined look for an upscale bachelor party.
We paid close attention to our balance of light and dark and chose to use the different textures as our accents, from the wood engraved menus to the leather envelope and satin ribbon around the 2 tier cake. Every detail was carefully curated right down to our handsome gentleman who wore dapper wood and velvet accessories from Bleu Gents.
With hand crafted flights of distilled gin, engaging conversation, and delicious sweet treats from Frost Me Gourmet this was sure to be a great first stop before heading out for a night on the town.
Photo: @jessicajaccarinophoto | Venue: @yourandyourssd | Planner: @southernhouseevents | Florist: @artisticflorals | Invitation Suite: @nicoleladegaard | Specials Props / Wood Details: @cadesandbirch | Dessert: @forstmegourmet | Rental: @adorefolklore | Libations: @youandyourssd | Favors: @sugarfina | Menwear Accessories: @bleugentssocal
The Last Bash Cocktail Recipes
Chai Maple Old Fashioned
1.5 oz. Provisional Gin
0.5 oz Chai Demerara syrup*
4 dashes of Angostura bitters
Maple syrup spray**
Spritz a short rocks glass several times with maple syrup spray. Add all ingredients into the glass over a large ice cube. Stir and garnish with an orange peel.
Do You Want That Spicy?
1.5 oz Sunday Gin
0.75 oz grapefruit cordial*
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz cucumber juice
Pinch of sea salt
Topo Chico, or other sparkling water of choice 4 dashes of Serrano bitters (optional)
Add all ingredients except sparkling water to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Add a splash of sparkling water into shaker and strain over fresh ice into a tall Collins glass. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon.
Rye Me a River
1.5 oz Winter Gin
0.5 oz toasted rye simple syrup*
4-5 dashes each of Angostura & orange bitters
Candied grape or brandied cherry, optional**
Add all ingredients to a short Collins glass with a large ice cube. Stir well, and garnish with a candied grape. Optional presentation: serve up in a martini glass.
1 c red or Concord grapes
1 c sugar
3-4 orange peel slices
Place all ingredients in a sealed container and let rest for 2-3 days at room temperature, occasionally
shaking to mix.