Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Salon's Annual New Year's Eve Eve at The Copacabana

The only place to be this Friday is The Salon's annual New Year's Eve Eve party. This year's venue is the newly reopened COPACABANA, one of the most famed and historic clubs in New York City. Since 1940 everyone has performed at the Copa, from Sinatra and the Rat Pack, to Ella, Liza, Edith Piaff, The Supremes, and the list goes on, and on. Now in the heart of Times Square, the new Copa boasts one of the largest dance floors in town, with beautiful new Brazilian-wood floors, numerous bars, and state of the art sound systems.

As a celebration of the Copa's musical heritage, The Salon is proud to present some of the hottest talent in town representing the many eras of the Copa's illustrious history. Please join the crew for the final event of THE SALON's 10th Anniversary year!

Live Music by:
featuring vocalist John Dokes


Grand Prize Winner, Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, 2008

The hottest of the hot jazz bands in town!

Intelligence Agents are invited to our top-secret roof from
6 to 9pm for the SPY LOUNGE, with classified performances by:


Album Release party for her debut full-length CD "Tell No One"

The Spy Lounge commences covert operations with

Spy lounge music spun by
Throughout the night performances by:

The '20's Tap Dancing Sensation

Miss Coney Island 2009

The girl with The Thirty-Four and a Half Inch Inseam


The Delicate Flower

Plus, our lovely Go-Go dancers and Stage Kittens

Behind the Bar
FREDO - the Salon's Cocktail Impresario from Loungerati.com

Master of Ceremonies and Emcee Extraordinaire

Keeps you dancing all night long!

The Salon's signature commitment is equal billing for quality performances, dancing,  AND cocktail culture. In that spirit of bon vivant, Loungerati is honored to be included in The Salon's 2010 NYEE party as their in house cocktailian. On that libation front, we have a special Holiday in Havana circa 1959 themed menu co-sponsored by Dutch's Colonial Cocktail Bitters.

This is the lounge and swing scene's biggest night out, so get dressed up, come see old friends, and meet new ones.

THE SALON: New Year's Eve Eve
Friday, December 30th, 2011
Doors open at 6pm with live music from 6:30pm to 1:30am

268 West 47th Street
(Corner of 8th Ave) New York, NY (Map)
21+ (ID required)

$25 - Advance Tickets
$30 - at the door (cash only)

$70 - VIP Tickets
Skip the line at the door, and gain exclusive access to VIP-Only areas, with cocktail tables, seating and more. Limited availability.

(Early Bird tickets sales ended on December 13th)

for tickets and more info, please visit:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Buon Natale! Feliz Navidad!

For the Yuletide festivities we are taking it way back yonder to the days of Walt Whitman for the Granddaddy of egg nog and old time Christmas standard -The Tom and Jerry cocktail.  Below is Fredo's modified version in a single delicious serving:

Tom and Jerry
½ simple syrup
1 oz Grand Marnier
1 oz Smith & Cross Jamaican Pot Still Rum
¼ oz St. Elizabeth allspice dram
1 egg (optional: yolk and whites beaten separately)
4 oz hot milk
Ground nutmeg

Tools: Mixing tins, Tom and Jerry cup or Irish coffee mug, jigger, egg separator, grater, Hawthorne strainer

Method: Combine ingredients in mixing tins (except milk), dry shake for 5-10 seconds to emulsify the egg. Strain into a T&J cup or Irish coffee mug, add hot milk, and garnish with ground nutmeg.

Read more about the Tom and Jerry cocktail and Fredo's recipe on Umamimart blog.

All the best to your family and friends!

-The Loungerati Staff

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Celebrate Your Constitutional Right to Have a Cocktail!! - Repeal Day 2011 Destinations

Loungerati's Fredo at Employees Only Repeal Day Party 2010
Repeal Day Destinations
In ten years, Repeal Day partying will stand shoulder to shoulder with Cinco de Mayo and other alcohol related holidays. Luckily, it is still in its infancy but growing stronger every year thanks to ongoing cocktail renaissance. So enjoy these rather intimate gatherings now before the amateurs take over!  Lastly, I want to make a toast to the an unlikely hero in this tale of repeal - The State of Utah! Utah was the final state that ratified the 21st Amendment repealing the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution on December 5, 1933. Cheers to Utah!

We recommend the following 4 destinations for proper celebrating!

1. 1534 Cocktail Bar - Repeal Day Party to Support Bottomless Closet
Zacapa Rum teams up LUPEC's New York chapter, and the 1534 fellas to support Bottomless Closet, an organization that helps disadvantaged NYC women with professional development, financial management and personal enrichment. No secret passwords to get in, instead bring an item to donate to the Accessories Drive. In return,  guests will be treated to pre-prohibition style drinks courtesy of Zapaca, food and music! Finest prohibition dress highly recommended.

1534 - 20 Prince Street, SoHo, New York - 7pm - 9:30pm

2. Clover Club - Annual Repeal Day Party
Hot 1920s jazz from Michael Aranella and his Dreamland Orchestra fills Brooklyn cocktail den Clover Club for this special party. Drink specials all night long sponsored by Plymouth gin. Naughty surprises from burlesque mavens Darlinda Just Darlinda and Peekaboo Pointe! Don't miss the easiest holiday of the year. No presents to buy, no pies to bake and no costumes to rent. Just legal good times!

Clover Club - 210 Smith Street, Brooklyn, New York - 8:30pm - 11:30pm

3.  Louis 649 Bar - Francine's Pink Room Repeal Day Party
Francine (aka singer/burlesque performer Franny Fluffer) returns to Louis 649 to celebrate Repeal Day - the 78th anniversary of Prohibition's Repeal. Expect a decadent evening of classic jazz, burlesque and mixology at intimate East Village cocktail stalwart Louis 649. In addition to the tantalizing teasing by Francine, patrons will be treated to performances from Medianoche and Sapphire Jones.There is no cover charge for this special event, however an RSVP - rsvp@louis649.com.

Louis 649 - 649 East 9th Street, East Village, New York - Doors open at 8pm, performance set at 9pm, 10pm, and 11pm, free admission with rsvp, $15 minimum per set

4. Employees Only - Annual Repeal Day Party
This legendary party is invitation only so if you have the luck to be an attendee, put on your sharpest suits or flapper dress and get ready to call in sick tomorrow to work. Employees Only has been celebrating since being named World's Best Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail. So expect this shindig to be over the top. Typically, the party include complimentary cocktails from the biggest booze sponsors. Last year guests were treated to Plymouth Gin drinks concocted by the stellar team behind the bar. Punches in monster tea cups, Southsides made to order, hot jazz, burlesque on the bar, tasty treats from the EO kitchen, and whose who of bar industry stopping by. 

Employees Only - 510 Hudson Street, West Village, New York - Private party

PS: Loungerati will be turning 5 years old. The group and blog were formed at a Repeal Day celebration in 2006. We will let the Repeal Day have its day and be celebrating Thursday December 8th at the Rum House in midtown!

(photo of Fredo by Gabi Porter for Metromix)