Getting up for Day 2 was a bit difficult. Not because of too much imbibing but rather the short amount of hours sleeping after a long day. But, we managed to get up and out by 9:30am.
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM - Breakfast: Fernet Branca Style with Count Niccolo Branca
Fernet Branca is every bartenders favorite eye opener so it was the perfect spirit to start the day. Hosted by Count Niccoló Branca, we enjoyed 3 truly delicous cocktails made with Fernet:
Eva Peron (Carpani Antica Formula, Fernet Branca, Domaine de Canton, Premium Ginger Beer and Lime)
Charlotte's Web (a Fernet Milkshake made with Hendricks Gin, Brancamenta, Cafe Sambuca, Monin Vanilla Syrup, Half & Half, Angostura Aromatic Bitters, garnished with Cafe Borghetti Handwhipped Cream)
Death's Wish (Death's Door Gin, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Pun E Mes Aperitivo, Fresh Lemon Juice, Egg White, Sparking Asti)
Each year, the Nightclub and Bar Show brings together hundreds of brands and buyers from around the country to introduce and promote new products from spirits to gadgets. It is sometimes hard to believe how many new products come into the market each year and some are hits but others are misses. Here's a little taste of the tradeshow floor:
In addition, a variety of other activities took place during the show.