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Women Chef and Restaurateurs Conference

Last week was the  Women Chef and Restaurateurs Conference here in Seattle. Established by Barbara Tropp and seven pioneering women chefs and restaurateurs, WCR is an active resource for women seeking to advance culinary education and gain recognition in various areas of the food and beverage industry.

Kathy Casey was asked to be a presenter for this years conference, speaking about #SippingSocialTrends – featuring all things trending in the beverage industry. She was also a judge for Food Games with great fellow judges, contestants and team coaches. See what’s next for WCR at and check out the full Sipping Social Trends presentation above!

The Crimson Garden

One of the great showstoppers of the night was this wonderful cocktail by Kathy Casey – The Crimson Garden featuring Botanist Gin, Krogstad Aquavit, lemon, fresh pressed beet juice and for a bit of sparkle, Liquid Kitchen Edible Silver! Get the recipe below.


The Crimson Garden

Makes 1 cocktail

1 1/2 ounce Botanist Gin
1/4 ounce Krogstad Aquavit
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce *simple syrup
1 teaspoon beet juice, fresh pressed

Garnish: shaved beet with tiny clothes pin and Liquid Kitchen Edible Silver.

Fill mixing tin with all ingredients. Top with ice, cap and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish.

*To make simple syrup: combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Store refrigerated.

Recipe by Kathy Casey Liquid Kitchen®  –