Los Angeles Magazine’s Big Holiday Party


On Wednesday, December 5th, Los Angeles magazine kicked off the holiday season with its second annual Big Holiday Party spirits tasting event at The Ratkovich Company’s 5900 Wilshire. The winter wonderland themed evening featured multiple bars that shook up seasonal cocktails crafted with Ketel One® Vodka, Don Julio® Tequila, Tanqueray®, Bailey’s®, Smirnoff®, Karlsson’s Gold Vodka, Karma Tequila and Chivas. Guests were also treated to festive bites and dessert from Market Restaurant and Catering, sparkling wine from Saddlerock, custom gourmet coffee from Nespresso, photos with Santa, and tunes spun by DJ Hem.

    • Page 15900 Wilshire lobby transformed into a winter wonderland

    • Page 1Baileys® mixologists getting in the holiday spirit

    • Page 1Mixologist concocting Don Julio® Harvest Spice cocktail

    • Page 1Karma Tequila’s Merry Mint Chocolate cocktail

    • Page 1The Tanqueray® brand ambassadors

    • Page 1Gentlemen tasting Chivas Harvest Highball

    • Page 1Style Editor Linda Immediato and Richard Varga

    • Page 1Brandie Moses and Ashley Chesney

    • Page 1Cammeo and Grant Murray

    • Page 1Sophie Gayot, Kevin Bening, and Iris Dinu

    • Page 1Guests danced to tunes spun by DJ Hem

    • Page 1Jennifer Gwasda and Kim Nguyen

    • Page 1Delectable desserts from Market Restaurant and Catering

    • Page 1Nespresso provided gourmet coffee throughout the evening

    • Page 1Natalie Hill and Brianna Gordon pose with Santa

    • Page 1Guests nibbled on festive bites catered by Market Restaurant and Catering

    • Page 1Crystal Rim and Bailey Mobley

    • Page 1MiSum Yun, Tracy Seng and Natalie Fiori

    • Page 1A couple by the Christmas tree

Photos courtesy of Jim Donnelly

Click here to view photos with Santa

Click here to get some of the recipes served at the Big Holiday Party