Bartender Kyle Ford. Photo: © tablehopper.com.
In case you missed the mention last week, the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) and the Northern California Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) are hosting an ~SF COCKTAIL WEEK PREVIEW PARTY~ featuring cocktails straight from the farmers’ market. It’s Wednesday August 24th, 5:30pm-8pm, in the CUESA Kitchen in the Ferry Building.
The 20-plus bartenders who will be keeping this happy hour happy include Summer-Jane Bell, Jessica Maria, and Keli Rivers of Hotsy Totsy Club; Lou Bustamante, Northern California USBG Treasurer; Victoria D’Amato-Moran of Cent’Anni Cocktails; Kevin Diedrich of Jasper’s Corner Tap; Reza Esmaili of Ananas; Brandon Josie of 15 Romolo; Greg Lindgren of Rye; Duggan McDonnell of Cantina; David Nepove, USBG National President; Jacqueline Patterson, National Brand Ambassador for Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur; Jennifer Seidman of Acme Bar and Co.; and Ethan Terry of 15 Romolo. These are the good folks bringing you the programs and parties of SF Cocktail Week too, by the way.
They’ll be mixing up two full-sized signature cocktails for ya with Oxley Gin and Corzo Tequila, plus 14 cocktail sips using summer’s best produce—peaches, plums, pluots, blackberries, peppers, fennel, heirloom apples and tomatoes, etc.—and the spirits sponsoring SF Cocktail Week—Belvedere Bloody Mary Vodka, Brugal Rum, Campari, Charbay Tahitian Vanilla Vodka, a variety of Cognacs, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Hangar One Vodka, Herradura Tequila, The King’s Ginger Liqueur, Michael Collins 10 Year Old Single Malt, No. 209 Gin, St. George Spirits’ Gin, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, and Templeton Rye Whiskey.
If your liver is aquiver at the thought of all that alcohol, just remember, they will be serving bites from local restaurants. You’ll also get to vote for your favorite drink and hors d’oeuvre, and five voters will win advance tickets to SF Cocktail Week events. Good luck!
Ticket are $45 online, with proceeds going towards CUESA’s Schoolyard to Market program, a youth development and entrepreneurship program in which local high school students grow produce in school gardens to sell at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Wednesday Aug 24, 2011
Ferry Building, San Francisco