Throughout this week, nationally renowned mixologists are partnering up with some of Arizona’s best home-grown talent to provide educational seminars, interactive tastings, cocktail competitions, pool parties, pig roasts and more statewide at Arizona Cocktail Week.
Purchase a $10 Arizona Cocktail Wristband to get up to 50% off a signature cocktail at bars, restaurants and lounges across the state. Throughout the entire week, the Arizona Cocktail Wristband provides access to the best shaken, stirred and mashed concoctions, at the best price.
Here are some upcoming events you won’t want to miss:
Monday, Feb. 18: Last Slinger Standing
Arizona’s best 16 bartenders battle it out for bragging rights and supremacy at this statewide competition. Judges will consider speed, aesthetics and taste at this bar brawl as emcees Ross Simon, the co-organizer, and Marcos Tello keep the crowd informed and laughing.
7-10 p.m. Red Revolver Lounge, 7316 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale. Free.
Tuesday, Feb 19: In conversation with Philip Greene, author of “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion”
This night with Ernest Hemingway enthusiast Greene offers insights into the famed author’s drinking habits, his colorful history and recipes for drinks connected to his novels. Cocktail reception, appetizers and book included in ticket price.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley. $45.
Wednesday, Feb. 20: Balvenie and Glenfiddich Masters of Scotch Party
This is a must-visit for scotch enthusiasts. Join brand ambassador Lorne Cousin for an informal education on the lore and charm of scotch. Enjoy small bites, drink samples and get your photo taken with the brand’s handmade British roadster, the luxe Morgan Plus 8.
7:30-10 p.m. The House Brasserie, 6936 E. Main St. Scottsdale. Free.
To purchase a wristband and find a full list of where to cocktail in Phoenix, Tucson and across the state, visit the website at arizonacocktailweek.com.