(Photo courtesy of Midtown Cocktail Week)
I’ve got three words for you Sacramento: Midtown Cocktail Week. That’s right, next week marks the start of five full days filled with craft creations and specialty concoctions from some of Sacramento’s most talented mixologists and bartenders. Starting Wednesday 8/21 and continuing through Sunday 8/25, Midtown will be buzzing with an array of events dedicated to its cocktail scene.
In its 6th year, Midtown Cocktail Week is no small event. In fact, it is one of the contributing factors to Sacramento being recognized as one of the country’s hottest cocktail destinations, in addition to Shady Lady and Pour House also being named among the Top 55 Bourbon Bars in the US.
A few of the main events include a cocktail competition and tasting at LowBrau, a Kabuki Show at Hook and Ladder, a Gatsby-era party at Grange, The West-End Art Show at Blackbird Kitchen + Bar, and the finale closing party at Red Rabbit which will feature plenty of whiskey and county fair inspired eats.
Several pop-up events will ensure that the cocktail celebration continues on throughout the week and includes tequila education class at Zocalo, a rookie bartender competition at Golden Bear, a molecular drinks course at Centro, a casino themed 1960’s-era Vegas party at Vanguard and a Bloody Mary Brunch at Pour House featuring the #1 rated Bloody Mary in California for 2012.
The Midtown Cocktail Week website is the go-to spot to map out the events you’d like to attend, plus it features some great specialty cocktail recipes if you’d like to test out your bartending skills at home.
If you plan on attending any of next week’s event be sure to keep your social following in the know by using #MCWSac. Also, there is no excuse not to drink responsibility. Use code MIDTOWNCOCKTAIL on the Uber app and receive a free ride home (up to $30.00).
During this week I plan on seeking out a craft concoction that I would usually order and there will be plenty of places to make that happen! What is your favorite cocktail in Sacramento?