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Do What I Want

Beer/spirits tasting
Please note: This event has already occurred.
Here's a recipe for cocktail success: Take two of the city's best bartenders, put them behind the same bar and let them do whatever they want, flying without a menu and whipping up drinks on the spot for each customer. Frank Jones of the Gibson and Duane Sylvestre of Bourbon Steak were the dynamic duo behind the weekly "Do What I Want Fridays" at the Gibson, which ended earlier this year. They're bringing it back for an encore this week on the Gibson's patio to mark Sylvestre's birthday. Customers can design their own drinks by choosing cocktail ingredients from a "buffet" of fresh pineapple, strawberries, grapefruit, avocados and a variety of spices and herbs, including cinnamon, nutmeg and cilantro. After you pick a base spirit, such as rum or gin, the bartenders take over and work their magic. "You pick the ingredients for a cocktail, and we'll make it in a way that's actually drinkable," Jones promises. Even better: Each drink is just $8. If all goes well, the party will become a monthly event this fall.