SF Cocktail Week Preview Party: Farmers Market Cocktails
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
CUESA and the Northern California Chapter of the USBG are hosting an SF Cocktail Week Preview Party with a farmers market theme. Building on our popular Farmers Market Happy Hour series at the Ferry Building (now with a larger footprint out in front of the Ferry Building on the north side, increased capacity, and more drinks) the evening will highlight the spirits sponsoring SF Cocktail Week made with summer's best produce (everything from peaches, plums, pluots, blackberries, to heirloom apples and tomatoes, peppers, fennel and more).
Guests will enjoy two full-sized signature cocktails made with Oxley Gin and Corzo Tequila, as well as tasting 14 distinct sample-sized drinks that will combine market ingredients with Belvedere Unfiltered 80 Vodka, Brugal Rum, Campari, Charbay Tequila Blanco, Chinaco tequila, a variety of Cognacs, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Hangar One Vodka, Herradura Tequila, Michael Collins 10 Year Old Single Malt, No. 209 Gin, St. George Spirits’ Gin, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur and Templeton Rye Whiskey and The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley.
Participating bartenders include:
Summer-Jane Bell of The New Easy; Lou Bustamante, Northern California USBG Secretary; Darren Crawford, Bourbon & Branch; Victoria D'Amato-Moran of Cent'Anni Cocktails & Belden Taverna; Kevin Diedrich of Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen; Nick Desenfants of Elixir; Reza Esmaili of Ananas; Lauren Steele and Vince Toscano of Rye; Jessica Maria of Hotsy Totsy Club; Borys Saciuk, Brand Ambassador for 42 Below Vodka ; David Nepove, USBG National President; Jacqueline Patterson, National Brand Ambassador for Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur; Jennifer Seidman of Acme Bar and Co. and Aaron Gregory Smith & Ethan Terry of 15 Romolo.
With appetites appropriately whetted, guests will snack on bites from some of the Bay Area's hottest restaurants.
Guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite drink and hors d’oeuvre, and five winners will be selected to receive advance tickets to events during SF Cocktail Week.