The 4th annual Arizona Cocktail Week (AZCW) is bellying back up to the bar this February 14 – 21, 2015. Yes, Arizona’s only statewide salute to cocktails and cocktail culture is back for another round – bigger and boozier than ever.
Highlighted once again by the all-day, all-night Cocktail Carnival at the Hotel Valley Ho on Saturday, February 14, 2015, this poolside shindig will showcase dozens of vendor booths, carnival games, circus performers, live performances from up and coming local bands, and countless cocktail tastings.
But that’s just the tip of the olive skewer when it comes to all the tasty tipples and creative concoctions on-tap for the 2015 AZCW, including a new-and-improved Last Slinger Standing bartending competition now pitting three neighboring states against one another, as Arizona’s best bartenders measure their pours against the best from Colorado and Nevada as well as a to be determined “wild card” competitor from another national USBG (United States Bartender’s Guild) Chapter.
There will be even more exciting pop-up bars at the Top Bars of America and Arizona’s most spirited week will also feature an expanded lineup of both nationally renowned and locally grown mixologists leading interactive Tastings and Educational Seminars.