Just a few days after the start of Arizona Beer Week, the 4th annual Arizona Cocktail Week is back Feb. 14-21. Arizona’s statewide salute to cocktails and cocktail culture is highlighted once again by the all-day, all-night Cocktail Carnival at the Hotel Valley Ho on Saturday, Feb. 14. This poolside partywill showcase dozens of vendor booths, carnival games, circus performers, live performances from up-and-coming local bands, and countless cocktail tastings.
The Last Slinger Standing Event, on Monday, Feb. 16, now pits three neighboring states against one another, as Arizona’s best bartenders are up against the best from Colorado and Nevada as well as the Wild Card competitor from Utah, all representing their United States Bartender’s Guild Chapter.
There will be even more pop-up bars and an expanded lineup of both nationally renowned and locally grown mixologists leading interactive tastings and educational seminars. Arizona Cocktail Week also welcomes the Artisanal Spirit & Cocktail Market showcasing the finest in craft and boutique spirits, small-batch bitters, farm-fresh ingredients, demos and tastings in an appealing farmer’s market-style format. Plus, all week long, guests can once again take advantage of tons of cocktail specials at their your favorite local bars and restaurants with the Arizona Cocktail Week Wristband, purchased online or at any BEVMO store.
Also, participants can enjoy Imbibe & Dine cocktail and food pairing dinners at restaurants across Arizona. For more info, visit arizonacocktailweek.com.