15 Restaurants Hold "Fairfield Fortnight” Cocktail Crawl

CTbites Team

Fifteen restaurants in Fairfield County have announced that they will be participating in “The Fairfield Fortnight” cocktail crawl throughout the area from Friday February 1 through Saturday February 16, 2013.

The cocktail crawl will feature exclusively crafted cocktails made with Connecticut’s own Onyx Moonshine, the first legal moonshine to be produced in New England.  Each restaurant’s mixologist has designed a cocktail, which will be offered at their establishment during the duration of the cocktail crawl.

A portion of the proceeds made during the cocktail crawl will go to benefit End Hunger Connecticut!, a local non-profit whose mission is to eliminate hunger in the state through legislative and administrative advocacy, outreach and public education.

The participating restaurants include:

The Chelsea – 12 Unquowa Place, Fairfield
The Gray Goose – 246 Old Post Road, Southport
The Spotted Horse – 26 Church Lane, Westport
Match – 98 Washington Street, South Norwalk
The LOFT – 97 Washington Street, South Norwalk
BJ Ryan’s – 57 Main Street, Norwalk
BanC House – 16 River Street, Norwalk
The Spread – 70 North Main Street, South Norwalk
Ten Twenty Post – 1020 Post Road, Darien
Darien Social – 10 Center Street, Darien
Bar Rosso – 30 Spring Street, Stamford
Hudson Grille – 128 Bedford Street, Stamford
Plan B – 230 Tresser Blvd, Stamford
Bar Q – 261 Main Street, Stamford
Harlan Social – 699 Canal Street, Stamford

“We wanted to do something fun that would draw customers in to some of Fairfield’s best local restaurants while benefiting a great cause,” said Onyx Spirits Company co-founder Adam von Gootkin.  “These cocktails will push the limits of anything anyone has ever had, and are being created by some of Connecticut’s best mixologists,” he added.

All restaurant patrons will be invited to submit their names to win a free Onyx Moonshine cocktail party at their home for 20 friends with no purchase necessary.  Patrons will also be invited to vote for their favorite cocktail by visiting the online poll located at:  facebook.com/onyxspirits.


Onyx Moonshine is the first authentic prohibition-era moonshine to be made in New England. It is an ultra premium spirit that sips like a top shelf whiskey and mixes better than vodka. Onyx Moonshine is available for purchase in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Onyx Moonshine was the Official Spirit of the 2012 GRAMMY Awards. The company was voted by Yankee Magazine as the “Best New England Micro-Distillery for 2012.” www.onyxspirits.com


End Hunger Connecticut! is a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. By focusing on advocacy, outreach, education and research, EHC! serves as a comprehensive anti-hunger resource for community organizations, legislators, and low-income families. The work of EHC! is vital to the visibility and coordination of various federal food assistance programs that are meant to lower the prevalence of food insecurity and hunger. The goal of EHC! is to improve the levels of food security and nutrition among Connecticut families while creating and supporting policies that move families toward self-sufficiency.

Cocktail Lineup by Restaurant

BanC House (by Graham Doyle): "Midnight Sun Tea" - Onyx Moonshine, Raspberry Hibiscus Tea, Peach Nectar, and Simple Syrup. Served with a Lemon Garnish.

Bar Q (by AJ Polizzi): "Banana Moonshine Punch" - Onyx Moonshine, Banana Liquor, Orange Juice, and Cranberry Juice. Served with a Cherry and Orange Garnish.

Bar Rosso (by Tricia Ulloa): "The Rosso-sted" - Onyx Moonshine, Triple Sec, Muddled Roasted Shishito Pepper, Blood Orange, Lime Juice, and Agave Nectar. Served with an Orange Garnish.

BJ Ryan's (by CG O'Reilly): "The Sage Cocktail" - Onyx Moonshine, Muddled Sage, Fresh Lemon and Lime Juice, and Simple Syrup. Served with a Sage Leaf.

The Chelsea (by Dave Studwell): "Black Rock Lemonade" - Onyx Moonshine, Wild Dark Italian Amarena Cherry, Jalapeño Puree, and Newman's Own Lemonade. Served with a Lemon and Jalapeño Garnish.

Darien Social (by Tony Gags): "Black Moon" - Onyx Moonshine, Culpeo Malbac, Peach Schapps, Jack Daniels, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice. Served with a Pineapple Blackberry Garnish.

Harlan Social (by Adam, Don, Liam, and Julie): "The Harlan Moon" - Onyx Moonshine, Fonseco Bin 27 Port, Cocchi Americano, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup. Served with an Orange Twist Garnish.

Hudson Grille (by Sarah Garland): "The Sour Cherry" - Onyx Moonshine, Brandied Cherry Juice, Cherry Bitters, and Flemish Sour Ale. Served with Two Brandied Cherries and a Lemon Peel Garnish.

The Spotted Horse (by Amanda Giordano): "The Silk City Martini" - Onyx Moonshine, Muddled Raspberries and Bourbon Vanilla Bean, Simple Syrup, and a Splash of Chambord. Served with a Vanilla Sugar Rim and a Vanilla Bean.

Match (by Dave Studwell): "Onyx on a Rock" - Onyx Moonshine and Fresh Squeezed Blood Orange Juice. Served over a Large Ice Cube with a Slice of Blood Orange .

Plan B (by David Mascolo and Masakela Jones): "Triple-Onyx" - Onyx Moonshine, Xocolati Mole Bitters, Orange Cream Bitters, Coriander Infused Simple Syrup. Topped with Frothy Egg Whites, Fresh Orange and Cinnamon.

Ten Twenty Post (by Robert Cannizaro): "The Honey Boo Moon" - Onyx Moonshine, Honey Simple Syrup, Bourbon, and Lemonade. Served with a Candied Lemon Wheel.

The Gray Goose (by Karen Conroy): "The Moonshine Wassail" - Onyx Moonshine and Apple Cider (Marinated with Oranges, Apples, Cloves, and Cinnamon Sticks). Served Hot in a Cinnamon-Sugar Rimmed Glass, or Chilled in a Martini Glass

The LOFT (by Dave Studwell): "Black Bull Martini" - Onyx Moonshine, Chambord, and Float Red Bull. Served with an Lemon Peel Garnish.

The Spread (by John, Dray, and Shawn): "The Liberator" - Onyx Moonshine, Maple Syrup, Apple Juice, and Champagne. Served with a Cinnamon Stick and an Apple Slide.