Mohawked mixologist and Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) bar manager Matt Seiter will be mixing drinks from his recently released book Sanctuaria: The Dive Bar of Cocktails: How We Rewrote the Rules and Recipes One Cocktail at a Time at Taste tonight from 5 to 7 p.m.
Seiter has already visited cities such as New Orleans and New York to promote the book, but this is the first St. Louis-based event since its release party at Sanctuaria in December.
This evening Seiter will be mixing up a handful of the 150 drink recipes listed in his book, including the "Ping Pong," with sloe gin, creme de violette and lemon ($6); "Diki Diki," with Calvados, Swedish punsch and grapefruit ($6); and the "St. Louis Southside" with gin, ginger liqueur, lemon, absinthe, club soda and mint ($8).
He will also be selling copies of the book and tells Gut Check that he will autograph copies if people ask him to, but admits, "I don't know how many people in town know that I even wrote a book."More »