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How to #SACC2014 the Puro Pinche Way!

How to #SACC2014 the Puro Pinche Way!

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It’s all going down tomorrow…

The 3rd Annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference kicks off Thursday, January 16th with the Opening Night Gala at the Majestic Theatre and the party doesn’t stop until the cows come home Sunday night at the Brooklynite Closing Shabang!

Cocktail Conferencing on a budget?

We’ve got some tips on how to spend litte, and booze lots!

1. Pick one class that sounds the most appealing to you and learn techniques on how to make those $10-15 craft cocktails in the comfort of your own home.

Most classes are $30 to $45.00, are only about an hour long, and don’t start until 11 a.m. or later so you don’t have to be up hella early.
See the full schedule here:
http://www.sanantoniococktailconference.com/schedule/classes/

Or here are some of our faves:

FRIDAY

MAKING COCKTAILS FOR YOUR HOME COCKTAIL PARTY

Event Time: 11:00 AM on Jan 17, 2014

Price: $30.00

Learn from a respected pro and pour with confidence! Sasha Petraske will demonstrate basic techniques for making world-class drinks at home, including how to save time by making bulk quantity cocktails and punch for parties.

Sheraton Gunter Hotel – Alamo Room

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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MIXOLOGY 101: BUILD YOUR OWN SIGNATURE COCKTAIL

Event Time: 11:30 AM on Jan 17, 2014

Price: $45.00

“The Cocktail Guru,” Jonathan Pogash, takes you on a fun-filled afternoon of cocktail creation, starting with the basics of bar tools, drink flavor balance, cocktail history and more. Then you’ll be let loose to experiment with spirits, liqueurs, seasonal herbs, fruits and juices – all the ingredients you’ll need to create a signature cocktail of your own (with Jonathan’s help, of course).

Sheraton Gunter Hotel – Quadrangle Room

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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SATURDAY

SEXYDRANKS

Event Time: 11:30 AM on Jan 18, 2014

Price: $30.00

Take the high view of garnish and presentation theory by applying elements of graphic design. Máté Hartai will help you relate solid design context and perspective to your cocktail presentation, introducing you to the basic elements of design in varied garnish and presentation materials – from edible, to visual and aromatic.

Sheraton Gunter Hotel – Baker Room

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

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LIBATIONS IN THE STREAM: HEMINGWAY’S FAVORITES FROM KEY WEST, BIMINI & CUBA

Event Time: 01:00 PM on Jan 18, 2014

Price: $40.00

Travel back to the 1920’s and ‘30’s with Papa’s Pilar Rum. Belly up to the bar as Philip Greene shares recipes, anecdotes and rum cocktails that would make Papa happy.

Philip will also be signing copies of his book, “To Have and Have Another”, which chronicles Hemingway’s love of good cocktails.

Sheraton Gunter Hotel – Alamo Room

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

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2. Pace yourself, but hit up the $10 all-you-can-drink Tasting Room Saturday.

That’s right… all-you-can-booze. Make sure to eat a big breakfast or lunch before you go, drink water, and be ready to make lots of new #daydrunk friends.

The Tasting Room will be open from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel. Admission to tasting room is available with the purchase of any Cocktail Conference ticket or at the door for a $10 donation to our non-profit beneficiaries, HeartGift San Antonio and ChildSafe.

 

3. Into beer? So are we. $20 bucks gets you plenty of rounds of some of the finest craft beer around.

FRIENDLY CRAFT BEER BREAK

The Friendly Spot, 943 S. Alamo St.

Event Time: 04:00 PM on Jan 18, 2014

Swing by for sampling and information straight from the brewers or brewery reps. Admission to the Beer Break is free with the purchase of any San Antonio Cocktail Conference ticket or at the door for a $20 donation to our non-profit beneficiaries, ChildSafe and HeartGift San Antonio.

4. Catch the best cocktail competitors around (don’t think Tom Cruise will be here) plus drinks while you’re at it for $10!

ORIGINAL COCKTAIL COMPETITION SPONSORED BY WILLIAM GRANT & SONS (SPECTATOR TICKET)

Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St. #200, Sunday, January 19, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Event Time: 05:00 PM on Jan 19, 2014

Price: $10.00 |

Come join the fun as contestants prepare an original cocktail for a chance at cash prizes!  Each contestant will have 10 minutes to make a cocktail for the guest judges from their own original recipe.

Please Note: This ticket grants access into the competition as a spectator. 

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5. Pick an event to Splurge on!

May we suggest:

THURSDAY

Opening Night at the Majestic Theatre

Majestic Theatre, Thursday, January 16, 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Event Time: 07:00 PM on Jan 16, 2014

Price: $100.00

Party all night with friends as we kick off the 3rd Annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference with a spectacular night at the Majestic Theatre. The ornate landings and alcoves of this historic theatre play host to 25 bars, where ambassadors of select spirit brands will serve up their own signature drinks. Meanwhile, you’ll move throughout all three levels of the theatre to enjoy food stations with unique treats, live music, including the smooth sounds of DJ Steven Lee Moya in the third floor lounge, and a benefit auction.

This is an event not to miss!

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FRIDAY

River Barge Pub Crawl Say Whaaa?

Texas Spirits Night

Rio San Antonio Cruises from Weston Centre beginning at 6:00 p.m. -and- Pearl Stables, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Event Time: 06:00 PM on Jan 17, 2014

Price: $75.00

The evening launches from the Weston Centre with cocktails hosted by Remy-Cointreau. Then board a barge and travel upriver to Pearl for a sparkling showcase of 11 Texas brands creatively presented by some of San Antonio’s finest craft cocktail bars. Enjoy live music from The Rick Cavender Band and chef-driven bites from Pearl area restaurants before being transported back to the Weston Centre.

Free parking is available at the Weston Centre Parking Garage (entrance on Soledad).

Boats launch continuously from 6:15 – 8 p.m.; the Pearl event runs from 7 – 11 p.m. and transportation back to the Weston Centre is available throughout the evening.

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 SATURDAY

SAVE $25 BY PURCHASING A COMBO TICKET FOR BOTH SATURDAY EVENING EVENTS!

Stroll on Houston Street – Bohanan’s Restaurant & Bar -and- Luke San Antonio, Saturday, January 18, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

We’re closing the sidewalks and opening up the night to SACC, with parties, food and booze at the glittering Bohanan’s Bar and courtyard, and overlooking the River Walk at Lϋke. Between the two venues? Music, music, music.

Sponsored by: San Antonio Current

-PLUS-

After-Party with the The 86 Co. & The Spazmatics – Empire Theatre, Saturday, January 18, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Aylesbury Duck Vodka & San Antonio Cocktail Conference
present
The 1980’s Redemption Remix After-Party

Aylesbury Duck Vodka invites you for a night of fun and debauchery – 80’s style in the historic Charline McCombs Empire Theatre on Saturday, January 18, beginning at 10 p.m. Come enjoy Texas’ best bars and bartenders as they offer redeemed “throwback” 80’s cocktails with Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Tequila Cabeza, Caña Brava Rum and Fords Gin. Accompanied by a live performance by The Spazmatics, go back to the decade that brought us skinny ties and big hair. Food trucks will be available for the hungry. Dance if you want to, but don’t leave your friends behind.

SUNDAY

6. End it all with the Puro Pinche Sunday Funday!

Bloody Mary Brunch Hosted by Deep Eddy Vodka

Sheraton Gunter Hotel, Sunday, January 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Event Time: 11:00 AM on Jan 19, 2014

Price: $35.00

Brush off the cobwebs at a totally Texas brunch — Deep Eddy style! Start with a shakeup call from a duo of Austin’s finest: Deep Eddy 10X distilled vodka and Bloody Revolution mix. Then sidle into the fortifying brunch dishes and enjoy cocktails mixed with all three Deep Eddy Vodka varieties: Straight, Sweet Tea and Ruby Red; plus, get the chance to meet the Deep Eddy Bettys — all in one of San Antonio’s most eye-popping landmarks. Use the hashtag #DeepEddyBloodyBrunch while there for a chance to win a Deep Eddy Vodka sponsored party for up to 50 of your friends!

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Original Cocktail Competition sponsored by William Grant & Sons (Spectator Ticket)

Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s St. #200, Sunday, January 19, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Event Time: 05:00 PM on Jan 19, 2014

Price: $10.00

Come join the fun as contestants prepare an original cocktail for a chance at cash prizes!  Each contestant will have 10 minutes to make a cocktail for the guest judges from their own original recipe.

Please Note: This ticket grants access into the competition as a spectator. 

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Closing Party at The Brooklynite

The Brooklynite, 516 Brooklyn Ave., Sunday, January 19, 9:00 p.m.

Event Time: 09:00 PM on Jan 19, 2014

Price: $40.00

Toast another successful SACC at one of the city’s most popular bars. Jeret Peña opens The Brooklynite to six of Texas’ best bartenders and their creative cocktails. Stay inside for the music and drinks; step outside to food trucks for the included chow.

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See y’all at the #SACC2014

P.S. CALL A CAB, RUI, or phone a friend if you can’t drive!! #saccsafesanantonio

 

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Stephanie

January 15th, 2014

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