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Hollywood's Spare Room launches cocktail catering program

October 03, 2013|By Jessica Gelt
  • The Spare Room is launching a cocktail catering program for special parties.
The Spare Room is launching a cocktail catering program for special parties. (The Spare Room )

The Spare Room in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel has long had a reputation for serving up some of the best drinks in town. The menu was originally cultivated under the tutelage of mixologist Aidan Demarest, and gained wings thanks to the hugely creative and balanced drinks of herb-growing bartender Naomi Schimek.

Now owners Med Abrous and Marc Rose are seeking to expand the fun -- and brand recognition -- by launching a cocktail catering program.

The plan is simple: If you have a special event or party coming up, you can hire the Spare Room team to create a craft cocktail service tailored to that event. The service includes bartenders, glassware and booze and is priced in three different ways -- $50, $40 or $30 per person depending on the amount of drinks, mixers, beer and wine you'd like on hand.

This won't be your typical private party set-up. The syrups are house-made, the garnishes fresh and seasonal, the spirits often small batch.

If your party has a theme, the Spare Room will match it with the appropriate libations. Want to go Tiki? There's a South Pacific punch bowl for that.

Here are a few examples of autumn-themed cocktails on offer, just to get your wheels spinning about the possibilities: Thanks Grandma! (Jamaican rum, hazelnut and allspice liqueurs, cinnamon spiced pumpkin, cream, nutmeg); Robert Frost (Magic Hat No. 9 beer, amaretto, lemon, apple cider); The Spare Room Snap (rye, gingerbread liqueur, lemon, egg white).

The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. (323) 769-7296; www.spareroomhollywood.com.

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