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All That Jazz

Hamilton, Ohio – Start the car. We know a whoopee spot where the cider is cold but the piano is hot.

Fitton Center resident mixologist Logan Adams’ latest signature cocktail – an adult take on apple cider she’s calling All That Jazz – gets ready to take center stage Saturday night, Oct. 22.

When guests arrive for the Empire Trio’s appearance in the Fitton Show Stoppers Series - as well as the Gallery Opening Celebration for the FotoFocus Biennial photography exhibition preceding the performance – they can enjoy a drink to match the shows.

Familiar, but not exactly what they might expect.

“Apple cider is a traditional fall drink, but rather than just serve a hard cider - or even a mulled cider served warm - I wanted to give it a little something special,” Adams said. “Think of it as apple juice with jazz hands. It looks and tastes like fall, but with a bit of big-city sophistication.” Just like the entertainment.

“All That Jazz” not only opens the classic Kander & Ebb musical Chicago, the song also appears in the Empire Trio’s show-opening medley to begin their unabashed love letter to musical theater – Bravissimo Broadway. While the trio creates remarkable three-part vocal harmonies, the cocktail sings sweetly with some tart and bitter notes in the mix.

All That Jazz

In an iced cocktail shaker, add 3 oz. apple cider 1.5 oz. Bacardi silver rum 1 oz. orange juice

.5 oz. triple sec

.5 oz. amaretto Shake and strain into glass Garnish with cinnamon stick and orange slice

Keep an eye on the Fitton Center Blog for more of Logan’s cocktail creations. The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

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