It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere*

Celebrating the premiere of 'Hey Bartender' in style

Employees Only's Steve Schneider in Hey Bartender
Employees Only's Steve Schneider in Hey Bartender (Courtesy of 4th Row Films)

Last night in the Rainey Street District, one bar was looking just a little snappier than the others, thanks to the cast and crew of Hey Bartender celebrating their world premiere at Icenhauer's.

Hey Bartender follows the rise of the craft cocktail – something Austinites are more than familiar with, thanks to such establishments as Peché, East Side Show Room, and Midnight Cowboy – through the lens of Employees Only in New York City and Dunville's in Westport, Conn. The featured bartenders from each, including Steve Carpentieri, Steve Schneider, and Dushan Zaric, joined director Douglas Tirola and dozens of others to celebrate the premiere with a handful of carefully curated cocktails.

If you missed it, not to worry: You have another chance to catch the film Monday (4:15pm, Alamo Slaughter) or Thursday (9:30pm, Alamo Ritz), and you can re-create some of the buzz in the comfort of your own home with these recipes. (Even the resident Chronicle non-drinker approves!)

Gin Fizz

1 1/2 parts gin
1/2 part fresh lemon juice
1/4 part fresh lime juice
1 part simple syrup
1 part cream
Egg whites
Orange flower water

Shake and strain into a fizz glass.

Whiskey Smash

2 parts whiskey
3/4 part fresh lemon juice
3/4 part simple syrup
Fresh mint

Serve in a rocks glass; garnish with mint.

Farmers Market

1 part vodka
3/4 part rhubarb tea
3/4 part fresh lemon juice
3/4 part simple sirup
Fresh strawberries
Fresh basil
Peychaud bitters

Served in a fizz glass.

* In fact, it would be here, if not for that pesky Daylight Saving Time…

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