Posted 9/13/17 | © Photo courtesy of Ultimate Cocktail Experience
The wait is over! The Ultimate Cocktail Experience returns to Klyde Warren Park Saturday, September 30. The charitable pop-up event brings together bartenders, brands, distributors and consumers to benefit Trigger's Toys. The organization is dedicated to reducing financial and emotional stress placed on chronically ill children and their families by providing financial assistance and supplemental therapy to those in need. Last year's event raised more than $200,000 for the cause. Organizers this year hope to exceed that goal.
Bryan Townsend of The 86 Co. started the Ultimate Cocktail Experience, an annual showcase featuring the best bartenders from across the country. They provide attendees with delicious craft cocktails in a beautiful setting at Klyde Warren Park. Six unique bar concepts will be featured, each representing a different part of the world. Each will produce innovative drinks, including one classic cocktail and one non-alcoholic option. Food trucks will be on site serving a variety of dishes to complement the cocktails.
Bars, captains, and featured classic cocktails are as follows:
Mexico City: Brad Hensarling & Megan McClinton, The Usual (Margarita)
London: Omar Yeefoon, Shoals (Gin and Tonic)
New Orleans: Keisha Cooper, Shoals (Sazerac)
Hong Kong: Robbie Call, Filament (Rob Roy)
Casablanca: Andrew Stofko, Hot Joy (Mule)
Havana: Ravinder Singh, Rapscallion (Daiquiri)
Joining the local barkeeps will be other talented bartenders from around the world, including: Ash Hauserman of Blacktail in NY. They recently won Best New American Cocktail Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. Also featured will be Iain Griffiths from London's Dandelyan, named Best International Hotel Bar and Best Cocktail Bar in the World. Joining them will be Ezra Star from award-winning Drink (Boston) and Mitch Bushell, LA bartender (formerly of Melbourne's internationally renowned Black Pearl).
Through the Ultimate Cocktail Experience, we're proud to offer our community a unique way to experience the talents of our service industry while giving back to an organization that is near and dear to our hearts, said founder Bryan Townsend.
We're so thankful to the bar and restaurant industry, as well as the brands, donors and friends who will gather together to enjoy great drinks, but most importantly, to support a cause that gives back to hospitalized children and their families.
The Ultimate Cocktail Experience will take place on Saturday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at prekindle.com/event/81626-ultimate-cocktail-experience-dallas. For more information or to make a donation, please visit triggerstoys.org.
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