Top Chefs And Bartenders Aboard the Freedom Yacht
A warm, New York summer night became the ideal backdrop for our second jamming session celebrating the first batch of Casa Dragones Blanco hosted by Co-Founders Bertha González Nieves and Bob Pittman aboard the Freedom Yacht. Restored to perfection, the sister ship of the U.S.S. Sequoia Presidential Yacht is an elegant 1930’s yacht that shares our passion for craftsmanship.
Taking inspiration from musical jamming sessions, world class chefs and bartenders were teamed up to create spontaneous cocktails, using one constant ingredient: Casa Dragones Blanco. Inspired by its refined taste and crisp notes, the teams crafted innovative cocktails using fresh, seasonal produce and specialty ingredients.
Pioneers in molecular gastronomy; Mexico’s Chef Enrique Olvera of the restaurant Pujol and mixologist Dave Arnold of Booker & Dax took to the bar to craft the Cilantro Margarita; a new take on the traditional cocktail, with an innovative twist using liquid nitrogen.
Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo from New York’s restaurant Frankies Spuntino and Sasha Petraske from Milk & Honey teamed up to craft the Freedom Charter, a cocktail using muddled nectarines complimented by lime juice and Aleppo pepper.
James Beard Award winner and mastermind of Please Don’t Tell (PDT), Jim Meehan joined Chef Jamie Bissonnette from Coppa to take on the traditional Rebujito, elevating it with a made on-site lemon balm syrup and sherry.
The atmosphere on board was electrifying and filled with creativity and inspiration. Guests partied into the night and enjoyed these new and unique Casa Dragones Blanco cocktails.