About the Week
Arizona Cocktail Week is seen as the premiere cocktail event of the Southwest, celebrating cocktail culture and fine spirits through fun, interactive events, educational seminars and tastings, competitions and cocktail dinners throughout the state of Arizona.
We are bringing back the Cocktail Carnival (will include link here) which features dozens of liquor brands, creative cocktails galore (Bottled cocktails? Boozy cotton candy? Free swag and t-shirts?) – the best way to see and taste some of the most creative cocktails in one place. An event you don’t want to miss.
NEW! Educational Seminars. We have some of the top brand ambassadors in the world that are here to share some of their knowledge and skills ranging from whiskey tastings to blending sessions to how to make great cocktails at home for the at-home connoisseur. We will be including both Marquee seminars geared towards larger audiences up to 100+ people. We will also be having Micro seminars that are geared towards smaller groups of 25 people that will allow for a more interactive personal experience. Check our seminar schedule for up to date news on programs by January 1st.
Top Bars was an enormous success last year as we had bars from all over the country participate from San Francisco to Las Vegas to Colorado to New York and everywhere in between. Why travel to all of these cities when you can experience a little taste of them right here.
NEW! A Buyers Program and Invitational. If you are a Buyer, you can apply for a Buyer’s pass that will get you into most of our events. You can also invite up to 5 people on your pass to include bartenders or trainers. Click here (will include link here) for more information.
NEW! Bartender Swap Meet. If you are a bartender that makes your own homemade tonic, shrub, syrup, soda, preserves, bitters or even your own barware, you can swap and exchange ideas at the Bartenders Swap Meet. This is part of the Artisanal Spirit Cocktail Market. Click here (will include link here) for more information.
NEW! Tailgating Activations. (will include link here.) Our parking lot activations were very successful this past year, so we’re putting additional efforts into this and branding it the Tailgating Lot. This gives vendors the opportunity to “tailgate” and activate right out of their van, car or tent in the center of all the action.
Our partnered charity, C-CAP (Careers through the Culinary Arts Program), will have a much bigger footprint as we integrate more student volunteers. We raised over $6000 at the Storytelling Dinner (will include link here) for the organization last year and hope to keep the momentum going for such a great cause.
And buy your tickets early! We sold out on many of our seminars and events, so don’t wait! And, as always, if you are a USBG member, you can apply for a USBG pass that gets you access into most events or at a very discounted rate.
Thank you and if you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to send us an email!
Cheers and see you in February!