Head chef Isaac Miller and mixologist Kate Bolton of Maven SF poured their new Hangar 1 Vodka summer cocktail for the very first time this past week at local tech startup CreativeLive's office happy hour.
The pair scoured nearby farmers markets for the perfect combination of fresh ingredients to not only infuse the vodka with, but structure a custom cocktail around. They call it the N.Y.M.G.S. (Not Your Marina Girl Salad), a fitting title considering the leafy products they chose: arugula, fennel, orange zest, and nasturtium flowers. Miller did what he does best by supplying some bomb bites to compliment the cocktail: lentil crepes with fennel confit, nasturtium goat cheese, and saffron gel. The food and drink pairing was a huge hit among CreativeLive employees who sipped and snacked in the sunshine atop their office's roof deck. Yes, roof deck as in a wide-open space with unobstructed panoramic views of SF. The office envy is real.
Wondering why CreativeLive is ringing a bell? You may recognize them from our Top 25 Bay Area Startups Making a World of Difference list. Or maybe you already subscribe to their innovative service. Whatever the reason, this team of engineers and producers make up one of our editors' favorite local startup companies because we share a common passion for creativity. Whether you want to learn the basics of portrait photography or need advice on starting your own company, the chances that CreativeLive has an expert available to guide you are very strong.
As a famed Bay Area brand itself, Hangar 1 Vodka recognizes the powerful combination of local roots and global dreams. This event series is made possible by a team of top California names including 7x7, Maven SF, CreativeLive, Best Beverage Catering, BloomThat, Nikki Ritcher Photography, and of course, Hangar 1 Vodka.
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