This Sunday, I was invited to The Suffering Bastard by Chilled Magazine to attend my first cocktail networking event! The event took place at The Suffering Bastard located in Sanford, Florida which is about 20 minutes away from Downtown Orlando.
The Suffering Bastard is a quaint tiki lounge with all of the creative features of tiki! From the Hawaiian staw huts to the decor on the bar, this place was colorfully themed. And if you know me, I love a good theme!
During the event, we got to sample some of the small bites that The Suffering Bastard has to offer. One of my favorites was the Spam Musubi!
The event was for Big 5 Rum, an awesome Rum company that crafts its spirits in Florida with the Caribbean in mind! Although I never heard of this brand before today, I’m so happy I was able to get this opportunity. I was able to taste their variety of flavors such as coconut Rum and spiced Rum. And I got to try them in different cocktails too!
If you aren’t familiar with Chilled Magazine, Chilled is a publication dedicated to the beer, wine, and spirits industry. Specifically, Chilled Magazine is geared towards bartenders and mixologists. To be apart of this event was such an honor! And I love that I was able to connect with other local bartenders and mixologists in the area! We also got to meet the faces behind the magazine and Big 5 Rum.
Chilled Magazine holds several events, both in-person and virtual so definitely check them out if you are in the bar, restaurant or spirits industry! The Suffering Bastard has easily become one of my favorite new bars. For more cocktail bars in the Orlando area, check out this blog post!