women & whiskies, the perfect mix!

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

gorgeous chalkboard artwork created by christine herrin.

if you follow me on instagram, you may have seen photos of a little bash i threw last week. the lovely folks at women & whiskies invited me to host an evening of whiskey tastings at my home here in san francisco. i invited some of my friends and colleagues over to taste some of their best cocktails and learn a little bit more about how to order whiskey drinks like an expert. women & whiskies was started in 2010 when it became clear that women were interested in learning more about whiskey, but their interests weren’t really being taken seriously — the goal of women & whiskies is to provide women with knowledge so we are comfortable tasting, talking, and buying a spirit that has been traditionally marketed and advertised to men. i’m a whiskey girl and love a well-made cocktail, so yay for women, yay for whiskey!

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

The women & whiskies Portfolio includes a delicious collection of whiskies from around the world including Wild Turkey, Russell’s Reserve, Forty Creek, and Glen Grant and their very marvelous bartender and brand ambassador Lucia mixed us some fabulous cocktails using these whiskies along with some of their lovely mixes like aperol, campari, cynar and even a homemade peach mint shrub lucia whipped up. my favorite was the rye buck, which included Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Lime Juice, Ginger Syrup, Ginger Beer — so refreshing. you can find all the recipes lucia created for us on the women & whiskies website. oh, and that gorgeous chalkboard cocktail menu artwork was created by christine herrin.

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

It was so much fun to partner with women & whiskies and put this outdoor summer party together, but i couldn’t have made it successful without the help of some very creative and talented people — floral designer kiana underword of tulipina provided us some of the most gorgeous flower arrangements i have ever seen. truly — they were stunning and so imaginative with combinations of garden roses, zinias, beautiful greenery and even green apples. and lucky me, resident sfgirlbybay photographer and friend cindy loughridge photographed the event — she takes amazing photos, even while sipping some lovely cocktails!

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

our caterer was jennifer cho from kitchit and she outdid herself as well. she created scrumptious appetizers like peach, burrata, basil oil, sea salt, caramelized onion (served in porcelain soup spoons!) and for dessert beignets, filled with salted caramel — paired with whiskey, they were simply extraordinary!

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

our cocktails were served in these crazy fun vintage cocktail glasses i rented from frances lane and a few i found on etsy. their collection of party rentals is stunning and the pink goblets and highball glasses made the women & whiskies cocktails even more special. i love a fancy glass! if you’d like to check out more pretty instagram photos from my guests — check out the hashtags #whiskeygrams and #drinkpretty, and follow women & whiskies on instagram. they’re a fun and gracious group of women!

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

women & whiskies, the perfect mix! / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by cindy loughridge.

This post made possible in partnership with a women & whiskies but all opinions and thoughts are my own. thanks for the supporting the brands that make sfgirlbybay possible.

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31 Responses to “women & whiskies, the perfect mix!”
  1. Cat says:

    What a fun idea for a party! My girlfriends are all big whiskey drinkers, so I could definitely see us getting down on this, although I think you made it far more glamorous than we could with all those fresh flowers and catered food!

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

    • victoria says:

      lots of candles and string lights help – and they’re not expensive! i also found a lot of those lowball glasses on Etsy, and they weren’t expensive either. i bet if everyone pitched in you’d have a fab party!

  2. Brittany says:

    I aspire to attend and host parties this beautiful.

  3. what a fun event — an beautiful glassware!

  4. Alix says:

    Oh this was SUCH a fun event, Victoria! Thank you again. Great people, amazing drinkies (I’m totally a new fan of whiskey! These drinks were delicious!) and of course phenomenal decor. I’m still starry eyed over those vintage glasses. You sure know how to throw a party!! xoxo

  5. Amber says:

    Where do I sign up to attend the next party!? Those recipes look to die for and I am in love with those gold decorated glasses!

  6. I originally read the title of this post as “Women and Whiskers” and I was like hmmm… But this event looks amazing, I would love to go to one! I <3 whiskey and those vintage glasses are amazing.

  7. Erica says:

    The glassware, the flowers, your home, everything looks amazing! I love all the pink. So inspiring!

  8. Nikki says:

    Who did the writing on the chalkboard? It looks awesome.

  9. Bobbie says:

    Victoria, what a fun fun party! I really love the idea of gathering the ladies to learn about whisky and keep it engaging. Am seriously inspired! 😊 you do everything with such panache!

  10. Kate says:

    Gorgeous event styling and photography! Who knew whiskey could be pretty and feminine.
    Lovely!

  11. Jenni says:

    I’d dying over those vintage cocktail glasses! Thanks for sharing where you got them — I’m sure we’ll have use for something along those lines soon!

  12. Igor says:

    What a wonderful evening oh and I love the pic of you, Victoria! So good to ‘see’ you once in a while:-)

  13. rena says:

    that was a shinDIG, chief. so much fun. and wow, that photo of you is so lovely, because you are. xoxo

  14. Tracy says:

    V- Thank you for the invite! I had a marvelous time! xo

  15. Katherine says:

    Love the photo of you! And, hey, that’s me!

  16. Jennifer Essad says:

    lovely party, it’s fun to use vintage bar ware

  17. Denise says:

    OMG – what fun! I became a whiskey drinker about 4 years ago but have so much to learn still. Love nothing more than a luscious whiskey cocktail. Do they have parties all the time?

  18. That photo of you sipping the drink is fabulous!

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