Tequila maven Enrico Caruso was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Caruso has helped spread the gospel of organic liquor and tequila in particular, first at 4 Copas and now at Infinium Spirits. In recognition of all Caruso has done for the industry, bartender Christine England has organized a benefit event to raise money to help Enrico and his family during their time of need. Caruso, who has advocated for green and organic production of liquor, is known as a health nut and as a non-smoker, his diagnosis was especially surprising and as the father of two young children, particularly devastating.
The Tequila Against Cancer benefit will be held at Next Door Lounge this Sunday November 13th, from 1 - 5 pm. Tickets are $40 in advance via the website, or can be purchased at the door. Tickets get you a tasting of five different tequilas and some Mexican snacks and best of all knowing you are helping to support a member of the Los Angeles cocktail community.
The tequilas included are the good stuff: Herradura, Fortaleza, Casa Noble, Milagro & Milagro Barrel Select, Alquima and Karma. In addition to sipping them neat, Zahra Bates of Providence will be making cocktails. Attendees will also have the chance to win the door prize, a trip to Mexico to tour a tequila distillery. There will also be the opportunity to drink tequila cocktails made by some of LA's most talented bartenders including host Joe Brooke. Whether you attend or not, you can also help by bidding in the online auction for all sorts of cool items including cocktail lessons from Joe Brooke, punch and bowling at the Spare Room, and a tequila tasting at Mas Malo in downtown.
Attend the event, make a donation or bid on an item. You can learn more at the Tequila Against Cancer website: http://www.tequilaagainstcancer.myevent.com/
Tequila Against Cancer
Next Door Lounge
1154 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood
Sunday November 13th: 1 - 5 pm