Art of the Cocktail, the cocktail event of the year, returns to one of Canada’s mixology capitals for sampling and sipping, masterclasses, and one very grand tasting.
Art of The Cocktail is the biggest cocktail party on the island. With over 900 attendees, 40 exhibitors & over 60 spirits being served, we bring the party to the heart of Victoria for an unforgettable festival of tasting, masterclasses & fun!
Art of the Cocktail
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Where: Crystal Garden (713 Douglas St, Victoria)
Tickets: Available online for individual events or tickets. Grand tasting VIP tickets are now sold out.
The Grand Tasting
Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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Discreet. Glamorous. Sophisticated. Old Hollywood style will strike the perfect note for the 2018 Art of the Cocktail theme. Dress in your fabulous After Five attire to sample cocktails created by local restaurants, new regional distilleries and Global Brand Ambassadors. Enjoy appetizers from some of the most innovative chefs on the West Coast.
Cocktails Up Close
Guided tastings and hands-on opportunities to learn the tricks of making the best cocktails at home. A great experience to be had with some of BC’s best bartenders.
AOTC Seminar: “Set for Success”
Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:00am to 12:15pm
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Join Remy-Cointeau ambassador Gez McAlpine as we explore the absolute necessities for the optimal home bar setup. Navigate the core classics and associated techniques as well as the easy ways to turn century old beloved cocktails, into your own household signature menu.
AOTC Seminar: “Swiss Army Bartender”
Saturday, October 13, 2018 1:30pm to 2:45pm
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Join Nimble Bar Co. as they take you by the hand as you crush, swizzle, muddle, and mist your way through some tasty classics focusing on the tools and techniques used by professional bartenders. Learn the nuances and panache of functional flair so you can impress your guests with the perfect serve every time.
Win a VIP Getaway
I have an incredible VIP getaway to give away again this year! The lucky winner will receive a 1 room/1 night at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Victoria (October 13, 2018), return flights from Vancouver to Victoria with Harbour Air, and 2 VIP tickets to the Art of the Cocktail Grand Tasting on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, September 28, 2018. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. Airfare and hotel stay prizes are only valid during this specific event and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash value.
Update The winner is Claire Bays Pinkett!