Try These Cocktails at the LGBT Center Soiree, Served By Your Favorite Castro Bartenders

The San Francisco LGBT Center is gearing up for another fabulous Soiree this Saturday, April 9. The annual bash celebrates the city’s LGBT community and its allies with stellar performances, high-powered networking and an open bar. All the proceeds go directly towards funding the LGBT Center’s programming and services. You can still chip in by buying your Soiree party tickets here.
The cherry on top: sexy Castro bartenders from our favorite hotspots like Beaux, Midnight Sun, QBar and the Edge will be pouring your favorite cocktails all night long 😍

The LGBT Center’s Soiree 2016 will take place at the freshly elegant Terra Gallery in SoMa, and this year’s theme is “Imaginarium.” Juanita More, the LGBT Center’s entertainment director, has enlisted an all-star lineup of performers – including Honey Mahogany, VivvyAnne ForeverMORE, Laundra Tyme and Voodonna Black – to help bring this year’s theme to life. And the party won’t stop until Go BANG! DJ Sergio Fedasz spins his killer disco tunes.

Like previous LGBT Center Soirees, the food at the Imaginarium will be 💯. They’ll have hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants like Brenda’s, Proposition Chicken and Straw. Desserts will be provided by Yigit Pura’s Tout Sweet Patisserie, Hecho and We the Minis.

And let’s not forget about the libations (we never forget about the libations). Did we mention the Soiree is open bar? That means drinking Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Distillery No. 209 Gin and Cutty Sark Whiskey to your heart’s content (or until your boyfriend cuts you off). And if you’re feeling extra celebratory, Barefoot Wines will have the bubbly on ice 🍾

Can’t think of a signature drink for this weekend’s Soiree? Here are three simple-but-yummy cocktail recipes the Castro bartenders will be able to make for you on Saturday.

Tito’s Vodka Greyhound

LGBT Center Tito's Vodka GreyhoundIngredients:

  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Grapefruit Juice

Fun fact: To make your Tito’s Greyhound into a Salty Dog, just ask for a salted rim.

Dad’s Day Delight

LGBT Center Barefoot Wines Champagne CocktailIngredients:

Fun fact: Technically a Father’s Day-inspired cocktail, this drink will please daddies year-round.

209 Gingerberry Snap

LGBT Center Cocktail 209 Gingerberry SnapIngredients:

  • Distillery No. 209 Gin
  • Ginger Ale
  • Cranberry Juice

Fun fact: The name comes from the clever combination of Cranberry + Ginger Ale = Gingerberry. And “Snap” because you want it right now 👌

The LGBT Center Soiree Party is Saturday, April 9 from 8:30pm until midnight. You can buy tickets here.

Featured Photo: Beaux on Facebook

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