Last Slinger Standing
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Last Slinger Standing

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We are excited for our premier cocktail competition “Last Slinger Standing,” presented by Young’s Market Company and produced by Barter & Shake.  Hosted at Young’s Market of Arizona brand new bar, 7th and Union, the top 12 competitors from Arizona will compete in this year’s head-to-head battle alongside a representative from each of the previous 4 contributing markets from past years (Las Vegas, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah). Join us as we watch 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!

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Speed Rack Sisterhood Project Arizona
Feb
19
3:00 PM15:00

Speed Rack Sisterhood Project Arizona

For Speed Rack Season 7, Fords Gin and Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal are once again teaming up for The Sisterhood Project -- a series of meaningful, empowering converations about issues that matter to women in our industry. Our goal is to help extend the wonderful sense of community that Speed Rack creates beyond the competition itself while offering mentorship to women in hospitality. All are welcome!


Featured Speaker:
MICHAEL DICKEY, Fiscal Fitness Phoenix

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Women & Whiskey Seminar and Lunch
Feb
19
1:00 PM13:00

Women & Whiskey Seminar and Lunch

Jim.  Basil.  Bakers.  Bookers. 

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We like 'em tall, dark and barrel aged.  Join us to toast a few guys that always warm our hearts.  A flirty and fun tasting where bourbon might just become your boyfriend!  As we sip and savor, we'll describe each of these classics as the bourbon beau we envision.  Because, let's be honest - why swipe when you can pour? 

Join us at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails in The Palomar Hotel for a 2 hour cocktail style party with a Welcome Punch featuring Jim Beam Black and neat pour tasting's of Basil Hayden, Baker's and Booker's Bourbons. Lite bites provided.

Free to attend. RSVP required call 602-258-0231 or 

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Top Bars
Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

Top Bars

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, will feature prominent participants including Tommys (San Francisco), Stepping Stone Café (Columbia),  Herbs & Rye (Las Vegas), Union Lodge No. 1 (Denver), Water Witch (Salt Lake City), Boys and Girls Club (Denver), Front & Cooper (Santa Cruz), False Idol (San Diego) and so many more, accompanied by our local favorites, some of which include Bitter & Twisted (Phoenix), Clever Koi (Phoenix and Gilbert), Undertow (Phoenix), The Breadfruit and Rum Bar (Phoenix), Hotel Congress (Tucson), OBON (Phoenix and Tucson)! Enjoy over 30 samples of craft cocktails from world famous bars, with a live DJ and mouth-watering snacks for an experience you’ll never forget!

Please Note: Ticket Price includes admission and 10 cocktail sample tickets.

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Casa Magdalena Tiki Party
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Casa Magdalena Tiki Party

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Launching the newest Guatemalan Rum to the market. Nook Kitchen will host a Tiki cocktail party with Casa Magdalena which is a collaborative effort between House Spirits Distillery and Ingenio Magdalena, the largest producer of sugar in Central America.

Free Event. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Nook Kitchen. Tiki Cocktails available for purchase.

Call Nook Kitchen @ 602.258.1037 to RSVP, First come first serve for those without RSVP. Seating will be limited**

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Familia Camarena Patio Happy Hour
Feb
18
5:00 PM17:00

Familia Camarena Patio Happy Hour

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Join Camarena Tequila at Chico Malo for a Familia Camarena Tequila experience of flavor, tradition, and patio sippers!

They will be featuring two specialty cocktails and their “Explore the Chaser” offerings, pairing different fruits and spices with our 100% Blue Agave Silver & Reposado Tequila. 

Ticket includes 3 cocktails and small bites for $15. 

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Rocks Never Tasted This Good... MATCH Restaurant Meets Milano Green Vodka
Feb
18
4:00 PM16:00

Rocks Never Tasted This Good... MATCH Restaurant Meets Milano Green Vodka

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"Rocks Never Tasted This Good" Event Tasting Italy's Ultra Premium Vodka and Meet Vik Shitty and James V. Monaci of Milano Green Vodka. Toby Moniz will be showcasing some amazing cocktails utilizing Milano Green Vodka as a Core Ingredient.

And remember to taste it on the Rocks.

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Speed Rack Season 7 Southwest
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Speed Rack Season 7 Southwest

Serious stirring and shaking is about to happen, thanks to the return of Speed Rack, the all-female speed-bartending competition that raises money to fight breast cancer. The epic battle for the title of Miss Speed Rack Southeast will take place in Phoenix on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 as these tough babes duke it.

Hosted at The Palomar Hotel.

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Essential Herbs to Apéritifs & How to Mix
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Essential Herbs to Apéritifs & How to Mix

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Wormwood, Gentian & Chinato.

How do these plants & trees impact our palate? We discover the affects these apéritifs have on our sensory and digestive system. We will use that knowledge to craft a cocktail hitting all points of the palate for maximum pleasure. If you only think of tastes & flavors when mixing drinks this interactive talk is for you.

Free Seminar. RSVP Mandatory. Hosted at Bar Bianco.

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Meet the Distiller Brunch with Azunia Tequila
Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

Meet the Distiller Brunch with Azunia Tequila

 

Azuñia Tequila's Master Distiller Salvador Rivera Cardona leads an in-depth discussion on tequila production, the current agave crisis and other hot topics during a 3-course brunch and cocktail pairing. Hosted by Chico Malo and Azuñia Tequila.

$25 for 3-course brunch with cocktail pairing. Limited Seating Available. To RSVP call 602-603-9363 or visit chicomalo.com.

Bring your questions about agave farming, the tradition of tequila production and hot industry topics for Salvador, our Master Distiller, to answer.

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Detox/Retox IV Recovery Drips & Bloody Mary Brunch
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Detox/Retox IV Recovery Drips & Bloody Mary Brunch

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Please join Ketel One Vodka and the Diageo Reserve team at Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails inside Palomar to help shake that pesky hangover! We will be offering brunch and Ketel One Bloody Mary's along side the finest locally produced pickled accoutrements from Lillie Mae's Blue Ribbon Pickled Garden to build your ultimate Bloody Mary. But, before you retox you need to detox. Let The Drip Room help you get right. They will be in the house offering complimentary IV Drip bags and B12 shots. Only 50 spots are available for the Ketel One Brunch and even less for the Drip Room.

First come, first served so reserve you space now and arrive early to make sure you're able to secure your Drip Room treatment.

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DeTox - ReTox - The Most Important Drink of the Day - Milano Green Vodka Breakfast Martini
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

DeTox - ReTox - The Most Important Drink of the Day - Milano Green Vodka Breakfast Martini

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Please join us Pool Side at MATCH Restaurant and The Found:re Hotel Phx for a morning of DeTox - ReTox Yoga and the Most Important Drink of the Day... The Milano Green Vodka Breakfast Martini. We'll have the Sutra Yoga Studios hosting along with our DJ. And please stay for Brunch afterwards serving from 10AM to 3 PM

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Ministry of Relaxation with Hendrick's Gin Day 2
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Ministry of Relaxation with Hendrick's Gin Day 2

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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.

Visit our lounge, compliments of The Hendrick’s Ministry of Relaxation located in Zia Ballroom, Hotel Palomar 3rd Floor. . RSVP is required - entry is based on availability.

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The Cocktail Jam
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Cocktail Jam

Come celebrate our opening night premiere of The Cocktail Jam, a music-centric cocktail party featuring a show-stopping performance by Orgone & 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 over 30 of the best brands in the industry offering sample 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 craft cocktails to sample.

Doors open at 7PM. Show starts at 8pm.

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Melinda's Pre-Jam Lee Jam
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

Melinda's Pre-Jam Lee Jam

Melinda's Alley and Lee Spirits Co. combine their powers to bring you your pre-Cocktail Jam mixer. Specialty menu designed by Lee Spirits and Melinda's Alley. Live Music from The Copper States, free food and a raffle with proceeds going towards Grace and Mercy Homeless Ministries.

$1 of every drink sold will be donated to charity along with the proceeds from the raffle. No RSVP Required.

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Whiskey Del Bac Phoenix Barrel Release & Seminar
Feb
17
5:00 PM17:00

Whiskey Del Bac Phoenix Barrel Release & Seminar

A full seminar and tasting of Whiskey Del Bac, finishing up with the very first taste of the special Phoenix Private Barrel of Classic Del Bac at cask strength that we are bottling especially for AZ Cocktail Weekend. The barrel will be allocated between the other participating venues of AZ Cocktail Weekend, and will become available in the other venues after this release event. Seminar will be held at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails in the Palomar Hotel. 

This event is invitation ONLY. 

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Grand Marnier's Grand Manor
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Grand Marnier's Grand Manor

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Step into the Grand Manor. Explore the complex and luxurious world of Grand Marnier through private tastings, small bites, and captivating sensory experiences.

You won’t want to miss the surprises we have in store in the Presidential Suite at the Hotel Palomar.

RSVP required. Entry based on availability.

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Spritz Break by the Pool with Aperol
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Spritz Break by the Pool with Aperol

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Take a break from the goings-on of Arizona Cocktail Weekend and join us in the Fresca room, right off the 3rd floor pool deck at the Hotel Palomar for a well-deserved Aperol Spritz break.

Enjoy Italyʼs most popular sparkling beverage while catching up with friends old and new, by the pool!

RSVP required. Entry based on availability.

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Ministry of Relaxation with Hendrick's Gin Day 1
Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

Ministry of Relaxation with Hendrick's Gin Day 1

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.

Visit our lounge, compliments of The Hendrick’s Ministry of Relaxation located in Zia Ballroom, Hotel Palomar 3rd Floor. . This is a complimentary experience, but we do ask that guests RSVP online. Space may be limited and offered on a first come first serve basis.

Please note, the lounge is also open on Sunday from 10AM to 5PM. RSVP is required.

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Yoga & Brunch with Tanqueray 10 London Dry Gin
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Yoga & Brunch with Tanqueray 10 London Dry Gin

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Please join us for a fantastic morning of yoga, brunch and Taqueray No. TEN! We have the yoga instructor from Sutra Yoga Studios hosting the class along with DJ Muchacho Mike on the 1's and 2's. We have the likes of William "English Bill" Codman and Todd Richman both of the Diageo Reserve Program talking about the history and provenance of Tanquray No. TEN. Brunch and cocktails will be offered along with a host of fresh juices for your mixing pleasure following the yoga class.

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