NYLO HOTELS LAUNCHES “BAR STARS” PROGRAM, HIGHLIGHTING INNOVATIVE MIXOLOGY TALENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Patrón Tequila’s Stephen Halpin Kicks-Off the Program on June 7th at NYLO Hotels Dallas South Side’s SODA Bar
NYLO Hotels, today announced the launch of the NYLO Bar Stars program, which will highlight some of the top mixology talent across the country. The series will feature a new “celebrity” bartender each month, challenging each to create an innovative menu of three to six specialty cocktails exclusively for NYLO. Each featured menu will be available at all three North Texas NYLO properties for the duration of its designated month.
“There is so much incredible talent right here in North Texas and across the country, and we are thrilled to shine a light on some of these talented barmen, and women, with NYLO’s Bar Stars program,” said Alexis Shreffler, Director of Sales & Revenue Management for NYLO Hotels. “This series will not only provide a platform to foster creativity, but also enhance NYLO’s beverage program overall, and we look forward to partnering with this talented group of individuals.”
Kicking off the program is Dallas’ very own Stephen Halpin, of the Patrón Spirits Company. Regarded as of the most respected bartenders in the country, Halpin, who hails from Dublin, Ireland, has shaken and stirred award-winning cocktails for more than 15 years, everywhere from New Zealand to the Dominican Republic. He’s spent the last five years behind the bar at some of Dallas top craft cocktail establishments, including the lauded, Parliament. Most recently, Halpin has worked alongside Patrón, serving as a brand advocate and assisting in developing innovative cocktail recipes, such as the Smoked Mangonada Margarita, which was one of three finalists in Patrón’s “Margarita of the Year” program.
“It’s terrific to see the growing interest in high-end, craft cocktails here in North Texas and throughout the country,” said David Reyna, North Texas Area Manager at The Patrón Spirits Company. “Patrón tequilas and liqueurs are such highly versatile and mixable spirits, and initiatives like NYLO Hotels’ Bar Stars program are the perfect opportunity to not only showcase this, but to create and share fun and innovative cocktails.”
NYLO Hotels will kick off its “Bar Stars” program on Tuesday, June 7, with Stephen Halpin and Patrón at NYLO Dallas South Side’s SODA Bar. Halpin will unveil his special menu of tequila cocktails while guest bartending from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. For those not able to make the special kick-off event on June 7, Halpin’s special menu will be available at all three of NYLO’s North Texas properties through the end of June.