World Cocktail Week ® launched at the Cargo Lounge in Sydney with a Cruise Party where the venue was decked out in theme. Leis on arrival, cocktails in coconuts and Polynesian dancers were among the highlights of an event that packed the crowds at the recently refurbished bar.
World Cocktail Week launch at Cargo Lounge
Now in its second year at the Keystone Group, World Cocktail Week is an initiative of The Museum of the American Cocktail which is based in New Orleans.
The aim of World Cocktail Week is to promote better understanding and appreciation of the art of the cocktail and its history – all in the spirit of responsible drinking. Historically, the date is a commemoration of the first printed definition of the word “Cocktail” in the 1806 edition of The Balance and Columbian Repository.
The program put together by Keystone is to celebrate the spiritual home of the cocktail, the US of A. “We also want to give some insight into the rich history a lot of cocktails have through stories, images and most importantly, lots of cocktails” said Jason Williams, Keystone’s Group Cocktail Manager.
World Cocktail Week is celebrated over 10 days this year, involving a diverse range of parties, activities and seminars. All events are free and most of them open to the public.
The program includes:
Friday 4th May: Cargo Lounge – Cocktail Cruise 6pm
Saturday 5th May: The Winery – Bloody Mary Buffet 2pm
Sunday 6th May: theloft – World Bar Chat Championships 7pm
Monday 7th May: – Manly Wine – Mulled Wine Mixer 6pm
Tuesday 8th May: Gazebo – Soda Pop Punch Pop up Bar 6pm
Wednesday 9th May: theloft- Cocktail Goggles 6.30pm
Thursday 10th May: Kit & Kaboodle – Liquor in the front, Poker in the back! 8pm
Friday 11th May: Gazebo – Botanical Garden Party 6pm
Saturday 12th May: The Winery – Bloody Mary Buffet 2pm
Saturday 12th May: Bungalow 8 – Tiki Jungle Party 6pm
Sunday 13th May: Sugarmill – Persia to Ponies Julep Journey 6pm
Sunday 13th May: Kit & Kaboodle – Mexican Wrap Party 8pm
World Cocktail Week runs from May 4th till May 13th 2012. More information in the link below:
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