The Pickled Planner – The Buzzed Lebowski


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Image – Deposit Photos

Welcome the weekend people.

We meeting and event planners use the term “weekend” pretty loosely. I know that you might be setting up a meeting in Montreal, a Conference in Cancun, or an Incentive in Ibiza, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few hours on a Friday to chill out, throw on some tunes, and take a minute for yourself… really, you can… Unless of course you can’t. Then I totally get it…

The Drink

  • What: “The Buzzed Lebowski” a take on the classic White Russian
  • From: The Meatball Shop


  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Grady’s Cold Brew (Grady’s Cold Brew is an iced coffee concentrate, there are other brands out there including Trader Joe’s – but Grady’s is the best)
  • ¾ oz. Kahlua
  • ¾ oz. cream
  • Espresso beans for garnish


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice, shake and strain over one large cube in a rocks glass. Yes, if you don’t have one large cube, you can use good-ol-regular ice but why not be trendy, you can grab the King Cube ice tray on Amazon for less than $10.00. Garnish with espresso beans.

Thanks to the Meatball Shop for dreaming this up and to Grady’s Cold Brew  for just being awesome.

The Meatball Shop

The Meatball Shop is a fast casual restaurant specializing in meatballs with 5 locations in New York City and yes o-wise-meeting-peeps, The Meatball Shop does have space for a private event at the Chelsea location, so check em out when you get a chance.


The Pickled Planner

The Pickled Planner is a weekly feature of PlannerWire that has two things. A drink recipe and links to awesome and unique meeting or event venues and destinations. Technically, we think that you could write off the drinks but check with your accountant first.

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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