Jefferson VanBilliard Hosting Cocktail Pop Up TONIGHT!

Jefferson VanBilliard, our best new bartender of 2012 and holder of innumerable Drink of the Week honors, is finally mixing some cocktails for the public again after mysteriously disappearing from the various Memphis Group restaurants last month.

He's hosting a cocktail pop-up TONIGHT at Nesai Restaurant in Newport in honor of the New Year. Nesai is doing a NYE prix-fixe menu for $50 that seats at 8:30 p.m., but if you're looking just for drinks, the man from Phelan will be mixing six different cocktails for $10 each also at 8:30.

Check the list after the jump...

The cocktails are as follows: The 76' (framboise-infused vodka, citrus, champagne, bitters), a salted negroni (gin, gran classic, punt y mes), the Chai-Town (he says it's a manhattan -- chai-infused rum, carpano, bitters), the Just Ain't Right (bourbon, mescal, luxardo, carpano), the Blood and Sand (scotch, heering, OJ, carpano), and the Big Apple (rye, turbinado sugar, bitters). And all that for only $10.

Upcoming Events

There are some beers too, and they're nice, but I'm not going to be drinking any of them.

The full list is below! Happy drinking!

Jefferson VanBilliard Hosting Cocktail Pop Up TONIGHT!

Follow Stick a Fork In It on Twitter @ocweeklyfood or on Facebook! And don't forget to download our free Best Of App here!

Use Current Location

Related Location

Nesai California Italian Cuisine & Bar

217 Riverside Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92663


Sponsor Content


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >