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2013 Luxardo Cocktail Cup Semi-Finalists Announced


2013 Luxardo Cocktail Cup

Below are the Semi-Finalists of the 2013 Luxardo Cocktail Cup. Over the next two and a half weeks our local market judges will travel to each Semi-Finalist’s bar to try their original Luxardo creation. They will ultimately decide on one cocktail to represent each market in San Francisco at the finals this October. It was painfully difficult reducing the many entries we received to what you see below and it will be even more difficult narrowing these down to just seven cocktails.

In the coming days we will post all of their recipes.

On behalf of Luxardo, Anchor Distilling, and Mutineer Magazine, thank you to all that entered and congrats to those mentioned below.

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Luxardo Cocktail Cup Submissions End Tonight


2013 Luxardo Cocktail Cup

Looking to create an original Luxardo cocktail and win a trip to Italy? Then you better do it quick as submissions for the Luxardo Cocktail Cup and tonight, August 20th, at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

If you’re in an eligible market, something so easy could quite literally send you off to visit Luxardo in Italy. What are you waiting for!

Enter now.

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Education Seminars of 2013 Midtown Cocktail Week


Midtown Cocktail Week

Beyond the many main and pop up events at the 2013 Midtown Cocktail Week, they have assembled an incredible array of educational events. Exciting topics and world class spirits and bar professionals will collide for seminars that will whet your appetite for the main events each evening. At just $5 per seminar (pre-registration required), how can you say no … especially when you keep in mind that legends like David Wondrich will be leading some of these seminars. See the full post »

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6th Annual Midtown Cocktail Week, August 21st-25th


Midtown Cocktail Week

Midtown Business Association, in partnership with Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sacramento365.com, Mutineer Magazine, Bols and The Citizen Hotel, is proud to present the 6th Annual Midtown Cocktail Week from August 21st through August 25th, 2013. Midtown Cocktail Week (MCW) is a week-long celebration uniting local bartenders, fine spirits, fresh products and artisan cocktails. MCW was founded in 2008 by local cocktail enthusiasts Erick Castro and Joe Anthony Savala in order to celebrate Sacramento’s artisan cocktail movement.

MCW will feature nightly events at various restaurants throughout Sacramento including Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co, Blackbird, Grange and Red Rabbit with a cocktail competition at LowBrau Wednesday night to kick things off. For an official schedule of events, click here. All events are 21 years of age and older.

Education courses will occur all day Thursday and Friday. Highlights include a presentation from David Wondrich and the Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart. For a complete list of courses, click here. A special home bartending class is scheduled for Saturday at noon. To register, visit here.

MCW encourages responsible drinking. During Midtown Cocktail Week, guests can use the code MIDTOWNCOCKTAIL on the Uber app for a free ride home (up to $30.00).

During all MCW events and classes, guests are encouraged to use the hashtag #MCWSac through photos and messages on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. See the full post »

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TOTC Wrap Up: Aperitivo Italiano


(L to R) Alejandra Pena, Luca Cordiglieri, William Perbellini, Jacopo Falleni, Francesco Lafranconi, Francesco Turro, Davide Perbellini, Mauro Mahjoub, Roberto Bava, Antonio Guarda, Matteo Luxardo, Orietta Maria, Varnelli, Leonardo Vena, Pasquale Provinzano, Rosistella Provinzano, Pasquale Vena

If you missed out on the Spirit of Italy’s lively “Aperitivo Italiano” happy hour at Tales of the Cocktail, you can be assured that it was an event to remember. Italy’s premier bartenders wowed the crowd as they crafted delicious cocktails using exciting Italian aperitifs, liqueurs, and amari. The iconic Italian brands featured in these cocktails were Amaro Lucano, Cocchi, Luxardo, Moccia, Nardini, Pallini, Toschi, and Varnelli. Each bartender crafted their own sensational cocktail showcasing the versatility and mixability of each of these fine brands.

20130717_mutineer-300 The atmosphere in the Fleur de Lis suite at the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans was electric with the aperitif-style cocktails enriched by the Venetian Carnevale spirit. The experience was rounded out with live Italian music, aperitif themed bites, and to top it off guests were offered handmade masks from Venice, Italy.

Hundreds of thirsty Tales of the Cocktail attendees stopped by the suite during the hour and a half event to learn about the brands and to try the seven cocktails being offered.

The evening was a huge success with The Spirit of Italy making their mark on Tales goers with Italian-style reverie and delicious aperitivo.

If you are interested in trying some of the cocktails featured at Aperitivo Italiano, you can view the cocktail recipe booklet here.

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