The Pickled Planner – The Cosmo-No

Image - Deposit Photos
Image – Deposit Photos

Welcome the weekend people.

The term “weekend” can be a joke for many of us meeting and event planner types. You might be setting up a conference in Columbus, a meeting in LA, or an incentive in Costa Rica but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few hours on a Friday afternoon to chill out, throw on some tunes, and take a minute for yourself… really, you can… Unless of course you can’t. Then we totally get it… but you can still have a drink or two.

The Drink

  • What: The “Cosmo-No” – Lonn Coupel-Coward
  • From: Red Rooster Harlem, found in this GQ Article


  • 2 oz. Belvedere Ruby Red Grapefruit
  • 1 oz. Combier
  • Squeeze of 1 lime wedge
  • 2 dashes Creole bitters


Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain over ice into a chilled martini glass.

The Place – Red Rooster Harlem

Image: Red Rooster Website
Image: Red Rooster Website

From their website –  Red Rooster Harlem

Co-Creators Andrew Chapman and Marcus Samuelsson have long wanted to open a restaurant that would have a positive impact on the neighborhood’s culinary landscape and its community at-large. We want to share the story of Harlem with our guests, and offer a platform to celebrate local artists, musicians and culinary talents. We aim to play a role in the future of Harlem, by hiring our family of staff from within the community; inspiring better eating through neighborhood cooking classes; and buying from local purveyors.

Private events? Oh yes… they do that.

The Pickled Planner

The Pickled Planner is a new weekly feature of PlannerWire that has two things. A drink recipe and something about a unique meeting or event space. 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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