2017 San Antonio Cocktail Conference
By: Kim Young
It was another sold out year of the popular San Antonio Cocktail Conference. This was the sixth annual conference which attracts bartenders from across the country, brands, bar owners, distributors, cocktail aficionado’s and regular people who enjoy sampling and learning what’s new in cocktails.
The conference prides itself on showcasing the art of learning and appreciation of cocktail pairings, the perfect cocktail parties, tastings and educational seminars.
Opening night at the DoSeum, “San Antonio’s only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering…. ” was a perfect imaginative start of the 2017 conference which featured a fun filled evening of music, art, balloons, drinks, and food for the kid in all of us.
A crowd favorite is the Stroll on Houston Street – two blocks of entertainment samples and tastings of various cocktail options and delicious gourmet bites from local restaurants and bars. Guests mingled and enjoyed live orchestra music and the photo booth at the plaza.
What is unique about this San Antonio event from other cocktail conferences, is that 100% of profits are divided among selected children’s charities. These funds are raised through ticket sales to a variety of events that range from elaborate cocktail parties to guided tastings and educational seminars.
Though the majority of funding to beneficiaries comes from the Cocktail Conference, there may be, on occasion, an opportunity to meet other modest needs of individual charities and causes. Past beneficiaries include ChildSafe, The Children’s Shelter, Clarity Child Guidance Center, HeartGift San Antonio, TEAMability and Transplants for Children.
For more information how you can participate contact www.sanantoniococktailconference.com
Photos courtesy of SA cocktail