Bartender Feature: Barlow & Hallie Gilmore
blog | 02/12/2021
This year we teamed up with Barlow and Hallie, also known as @theweekendmixologist, to create an innovative cocktail for Valentine’s Day. As you know, in 1888 Four Roses began with a love story, so we took some time to enjoy their cocktail and get the story of how their love began.
Barlow and Hallie fell in love on the dance floor at Candlelight, a lounge in Los Angeles. Hallie was visiting LA with her best friends, one of whom is Barlow’s sister who introduced them. After many nights on the phone talking until dawn and often in tears from laughter, they realized their connection was truly special and shortly after, Hallie invited Barlow to come visit her at the Rose Cottage in Santa Cruz.
Within the next year, after many more nights out dancing together, Barlow proposed to Hallie in Italy. They married under a bower of flowers in the garden of the Rose Cottage. Soon after, they welcomed two beautiful daughters who also love dancing. Now they co-own their business @theweekendmixologist where they share their love of photography and cocktails!
As fans of the Four Roses brand and our line of handcrafted Bourbons, Barlow and Hallie created the Belle of the Ball, perfect to sip on this Valentine’s Day. If you decide to handcraft your own, please share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #BourbonofValentines so we can check it out.
Belle of the Ball
2 oz Four Roses Small Batch
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
2 Drops Rose Water
1 Egg White
Chocolate Bitters for Garnish
Add all of the ingredients except bitters to a shaking tin and dry shake without ice. Add ice, shake again and double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with bitters across the top of the foam.