Market Fresh Mixology at Hotel Casa del Mar with Aidan Demarest


Michael Hepqorth


By Josie Roman

Market Fresh Mixology at Hotel Casa del Mar with Aidan Demarest

Santa Monica, CA (Spiritsman)9/21/12/–Hotel Casa del Mar hosted an exclusive tasting party hosted by Master Mixologist Aidan Demarest, where guests had the chance to sample from the newest Market Fresh Mixology menu available at Hotel Casa del Mar while enjoying music by the Robert Perkins Trio, which includes Michael Buble’s drummer.






The hotel recently launched Market Fresh Mixology Tuesday through Friday from 6pm to 11pm in the Lobby Lounge. Each week, the house mixologist prepares a new menu full of innovative cocktails created with ingredients straight from the Santa Monica Farmers Market, in addition to a variety of spirits.

On Thursday, September 13th, guests enjoyed the following market fresh cocktails:

Market Fresh Cocktails

Siberian Summer
Stoli Elit Vodka, Solerno, Fresh Blackberries, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Lemon Basil Spring

Plaid Mazerati
Nonino Amaro, Glenfiddich, Benedictine, Fresh Grapefruit Peel

Sage Advice
Stoli Elite Vodka, Sage Liquor, Apple and Lemon Juices, Maple Syrup, Sage Sprig

La Pistola
Milagro Reposado, Sugar Cube, Lemon Juice, Fresh Plum Slice, Cinnamon

The Perfect Pair
Hendricks Gin, Muddled Pear, Lemon and Pear, Thyme Garnish

The Classics

Mai Tai
Meyers Dark Rum and Oronoco Light Rum, St. Vincent Orgeat Syrup, Solerno, Fresh Lemon Juice, Chipotle

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Solerno, Lemon Juice, Lemon Twist

Stoli Elit Vodka, Hendricks Gin, Lillet, Lemon Peel

Anejo or Rye Old Fashioned
Choose Herradura Anejo Tequila or Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters, Sugar Cube, Orange Peel, Luxardo Cherry






Legendary Aidan Demarest, Hotel Casa del Mar’s guest mixologist, was the opening General Manager of Seven Grand before opening The Doheny private club and cocktail lounge in Downtown Los Angeles. Next, Aidan took his team to the Edison Downtown and created the national bartender exchange. He currently judges the San Francisco Worlds Spirits Competition and is a board member of The Sporting Life. He was the opening Bev Director of The Spare Room at The Roosevelt Hotel and is currently judge, board member, elit by Stoli Brand Ambassador and the owner of Neat Spirits Bar Glendale.

About Hotel Casa del MarCasa del Mar opened in 1926 as the grandest of the opulent beach clubs. It was renovated in 1999 and opened as a stylish luxury hotel following a $50 million restoration by Edward Thomas Hotels, parent company to Casa and its sister property, Shutters on the Beach. The signature restaurant, Catch, offers innovative “market fresh” cuisine and spectacular vantages of picturesque sunsets in a comfortably elegant setting. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Hotel Casa del Mar is located at 1910 Ocean Way in Santa Monica, California, adjacent to the historic Santa Monica Pier.


Michael Hepworth

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