Arizona Cocktail Week-End Lineup


Now taking place in Downtown Phoenix, the 7th annual Arizona Cocktail Week-End has announced its 2018 lineup of exciting events, tastings, seminars, poolside parties and more. (More events to be announced.) Check out the spirited fun on the agenda:
Arizona Cocktail Week-End 2018 Schedule
Friday, February 16
Official Arizona Cocktail Week-End Launch Party
Time: 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Details: Join Toki Japanese Whisky as they kick off the weekend with a cocktail party at Hotel Palomar.
Location: Lustre Rooftop Bar + Pool at Hotel Palomar
Cost: Free to attend, open to the public
 
Saturday, February 17
Yoga & Brunch with Tanqueray 10 London Dry Gin
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Details: There’s no better way to start your morning than with yoga, brunch and cocktails with Tanqueray 10 London Dry Gin at the Hotel Palomar.
Location: Lustre Rooftop Bar + Pool at Hotel Palomar
Cost: Free to attend, limited seating, must RSVP via www.arizonacocktailweek.com
 
The Wonderful World Of Vermouth Seminar
Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Details: Join us at the infamous Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour and learn about the history of Carpano Vermouths, along with how different Vermouths affect some of our most beloved cocktails.
Location: Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour
Cost: Free to attend, limited seating, must RSVP via www.arizonacocktailweek.com
 
Spritz Break with Aperol at the Lustre Rooftop Bar
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
Details: Coming soon.
Location: Lustre Rooftop Bar + Pool at Hotel Palomar
Cost: Free to attend, limited seating, must RSVP via www.arizonacocktailweek.com
 
Ministry of Relaxation with Hendrick’s Gin
Time: 2  – 6 p.m.
Details: Foot Massage with your Negroni? As a respite from the hustle and bustle of the conference, the Hendrick’s Lounge is offering an array of spa treatments, from reflexology to facials – along with a lovely array of cocktails.
Cost: Free to attend, limited seating, must RSVP via www.arizonacocktailweek.com
 
The Cocktail Jam
Time: 8 p.m. – midnight
Details: Come celebrate our opening night premiere of The Cocktail Jam, a music-centric cocktail party featuring a show-stopping performance by the Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and additional special guests. Join us in Downtown Phoenix at one of the hottest new music venues in the city, The Van Buren for an evening of spirits, craft cocktails and live music. With more than 30 of the best brands in the industry offering creative cocktails, watch as they pull out all the stops and go crazy with their cocktail creations. Please note: Ticket price includes admission and 10 cocktail sample tickets.
Location: The Van Buren
Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at door, tickets available at www.arizonacocktailweek.com
 
Sunday, February 18
Ministry of Relaxation with Hendrick’s Gin
Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Details: Foot Massage with your Negroni? As a respite from the hustle and bustle of the conference, the Hendrick’s Lounge is offering an array of spa treatments, from reflexology to facials – along with a lovely array of cocktails.
Location: Zia Ballroom, Hotel Palomar’s 3rd Floor
Cost: Free to attend, must RSVP via www.arizonacocktailweek.com
 
Detox/Retox IV Recovery Drips & Bloody Mary Brunch with Ketel One Vodka
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Details: Savor some much needed RnR (and sip on some ‘hair of the dog that bit you’) and at this brunch party hosted at Blue Hound.
Location: Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Cost: Free to attend, limited seating, must RSVP via www.arizonacocktailweek.com
 
“Meet the Distillers” Brunch with Azuñia Tequila
Time: noon – 2:30 p.m.
Details: Meet the Master Distiller of Azuñia Tequila at a gourmet three-course brunch hosted by Chico Malo and enjoy an informative discussion on everything tequila. Tomas Perez Lacarro holds a master’s degree in Tequila Processes from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and is one 20 people to hold this title. This seminar will discuss various tequila production methods, differences, pros and cons, and answer questions most tequila brands don’t like to talk about such as diffusers, flavor additives, filtration, aeration, etc.
Location: Chico Malo
Cost: $25, limited seating, call Chico Malo (602-603-9363) to RSVP
 
Top Bars
Time: 8 p.m. – midnight
Details: A one-of-a-kind event, Top Bars is an international cocktail experience featuring pop-up versions of renowned bars from around the state, country and across the globe, all under one roof in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. The return of our most show-stopping event hosted at historic warehouse turned hip event venue, The Croft, 2018 participants include Aria (LV), B&GC (Denver), Bar X (SLC), Bazaaar by Jose Andres (LA), Copper Common (SLC), False Idol (SD), Five to One (DC), Front & Cooper (Santa Cruz), Herbs & Rye (LV), Level 5 (Albuquerque), Leyenda (NYC), The Millhouse (Maui), Nickel City (Austin), Tommy’s (SF), Stepping Stone Café (Cartagena, Columbia), Under Current Bar (SLC), Union Lodge No. 1 (Denver), Water Witch (SLC), accompanied by AZ favorites such as Bitter & Twisted, Blue Hound Kitchen & Bar, The Breadfruit & Rum Bar, The Brickyard, Clever Koi, Crudo, The Gladly, Hotel Congress, Market Street Kitchen, OBON, Scott & Co., Tough Luck Club and UnderTow! Enjoy samples of craft cocktails from world famous bars, with a live DJ and mouth-watering snacks for an experience you’ll never forget! Note: Ticket Price includes admission and 10 cocktail sample tickets.
Location: The Croft Downtown
Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at door, tickets now available now at www.arizonacocktailweek.com
 
Monday, February 19
Piña Colada Pool Party with Don Q Rum
Time: noon – 4 p.m.
Details: If you like Pina Coladas … Join us at the Lustre Rooftop Pool + Bar and party with Don Q Rum!
Location: Lustre Rooftop Bar + Pool at the Hotel Palomar
Cost: Free to attend, must RSVP via www.arizonacocktailweek.com
 
Women and Whiskey Class and Lunch with Beam Suntory
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Details: Coming soon.
Location: Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Cost: Free to attend, must RSVP call 602-258-0231 or email at Phil.Clark@bluehoundkitchen.com
 
Last Slinger Standing
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Young’s Market Company
Details: Hosted at Young’s Market Company of Arizona’s brand new bar, 7th and Union, and produced by Barter & Shake, don’t miss the Southwest’s premier cocktail competition as 12 semi-finalists from across Arizona compete alongside a representative from each of the previous 4 contributing markets from past year’s (Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico & Utah). Watch as some of the Southwest’s top USBG bartenders go against each other in a head-to-head battle, complete with secret ingredients that will keep the slingers-and the crowd-on their toes!
Cost: Free to attend, must RSVP via www.arizonacocktailweek.com

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