Creative & Inspired Libations

Spirit & Spoon was created in 2014 as a creative outlet after being inspired by countless individuals in the culinary, cocktail & styling scene. Spirit & Spoon is a unique beverage consulting firm focusing on creating & styling approachable libations that are a direct harmonious reflection of your needs.

Spirit & Spoon believes in using only the freshest locally sourced sustainable organic ingredients whenever possible. We work with, build friendships & support our local farmers and proprietors to ensure the highest quality product while making a positive impact in our community.

About THE COCKTAIL STYLIST

Spiritandspoon_Karl_Owner_CroppedAn LA resident for 10 years, Karl started his career in the food and beverage industry in the heart of the country. First cultivating his skills behind the bar, and then as GM of two thriving restaurants on Lake Michigan, Karl’s passion for the restaurant business flourished. But the Midwest was just the beginning, and in search of adventure and opportunity beyond Lake Michigan, he joined a friend on their cross country move to Southern California.

Combining Midwestern sensibilities with an inherent passion for the culture, creativity and innovation so pervasive in Los Angeles, Karl landed a position at the famous Writer’s Bar at L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills. This is was where his love of craft cocktails was born. Two years later, he joined the husband and wife culinary team behind Hatfield’s, where Karl had the chance to further develop and perfect his ‘farm to glass’ creations. Not only was he the educator and entertainer of staff and guests, but six years as Head Bartender provided the perfect platform for his fresh, inventive twists on the classics and unique new concoctions.

Karl has lent his skills in curating bar programs throughout LA and has partnered with some of Los Angeles’s elite by creating and executing specialty cocktails unique to their events. Currently Karl is the Director of Business Development & Hospitality for LA’s second distillery, Loft & Bear, since prohibition and also Art Director & Mixology Consultant for Ethan + Ashe … Modern tools for the Spirited Life.

After well more than a decade in the business, Karl’s expertise & proven track record for creating & styling libations makes him for the perfect candidate for consulting for your bar/cocktail program or for your next private event.

WHAT WE DO

Privates

Whether it be a private gathering for a few friends or way too many Spirit & Spoon is the perfect choice for purposely executed cocktails specific to your event. Our goal is to make your experience as memorable, successful & personable as possible.

Learn how to be your own “mixologist” by mastering the classics or outside the box libations.  Learn how to make  your own syrups, tonic & bitters.  Spirit & Spoon customizes classes, whether it be solo or for a group of friends,  specific to your wants & needs.

Consulting

After many years, with a proven track record, of managing, creating & curating cocktail programs for some of LA’s top restaurants Spirit & Spoon is the perfect candidate to take your bar program to the next level.

Specializing in creating a unique cocktail program specific to the needs of your bar/restaurant(s) in which cost control, proper education & staff training are taken into consideration to ensure maximum success & profitability.

Styling

Whether it be for a website, publication or social media Spirit & Spoon , dubbed the “Cocktail Whisperer”, works alongside you to produce & edit images that are conducive to the feel & energy of your brand.

Spirit & Spoon’s studio has an array of backgrounds, vintage props & layouts to ensure proper execution of your “blueprint”.  We’re also more than happy to travel and will quickly access & adapt to any setting.

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