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2017 Signature Cocktail at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference

San Antonio Cocktail Conference

The San Antonio Cocktail Conference, one of the top such industry events in the country, is a five day festival kicking off on January 14. The conference brings top bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts together for educational seminars, guided tastings, and cocktail parties.

Every year the conference brings together top bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts for educational seminars, guided tastings and cocktail parties. The Cocktail Conference, presented by Houston Street Charities, donates 100 percent of its profits to benefit children.

William Grant & Sons, a family-owned distillery of award-winning super premium spirits, will have its family of Brand Ambassadors at the conference to educate and share their passion for spirits.

The 2017 Cocktail Conference signature cocktail is the High-Jinx – recipe below. You’re welcome!

San Antonio Cocktail Conference
The High Jinx, 2017 Cocktail of the Year

The High-Jinx
1 ½ parts Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whiskey
½ part Solerno
¾ part lemon juice
¾ part Grenadine or Orgeat

Stir together and pour over ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with orange.

Here is a preview of what to expect from the conference:

Thursday, Jan. 14, 7:30PM – 10:30PM
Opening Night at the Doseum presented by World Car
The Doseum

Opening Night is still the BIG party you’ve come to expect, but in a new location! From the moment you enter the DoSeum, San Antonio’s incredible Children’s Museum, it will be a whimsical party and a stellar celebration, with a variety of music and food offered throughout every part of the DoSeum to accent the cocktails. Opening Night has a special energy that can’t be replicated and we’ve got a grown-up playground this year to play in!  

Friday, Jan. 13, 7:30PM – 10:30PM
Waldorf on the Prairie
St. Anthony Hotel

Step out in style at Friday Night’s festivities at the historic St. Anthony Hotel. Once again this beautiful evening will be a unique blend of old New York Edwardian-era décor and romance, reminiscent of the world’s foremost grand hotel – the Waldorf Astoria – and old Texas charm, as only San Antonio and the St. Anthony can do it. This event takes over the downstairs of this downtown gem, where you’ll experience cocktails paired with music and food, in the grandeur of crystal chandeliers and marble floors.  

Saturday, Jan. 14, 7:30PM – 10:30PM
Stroll on Houston Street
Entrance at IBC Plaza on Navarro downtown

Saturday Night Stroll on Houston Street takes place at the hub of late-night Downtown San Antonio where you can wander through a street full of great parties during the evening’s festivities. We have a live orchestra on the plaza, and cocktails, food, and live music at every location along the two block stroll, from Bohanan’s Restaurant & Bar to IBC Plaza, and pop-up locations in between. Each stop has a different look and feel and it’s a party at every stop! 

Sunday, Jan. 15, 10:00AM – 6:00PM (tentative)
Hendrick’s Departure Lounge
St. Anthony Hotel – 300 E. Travis Street

Attendees can stop by before their flight, relax and have a Hendrick’s cocktail, grab a parting gift, and ride a complimentary shuttle service to the airport, compliments of Hendrick’s Gin!

More information, a full schedule and tickets can be found at https://www.sanantoniococktailconference.com/

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Shelley Seale

Shelley Seale is a freelance journalist and author in Austin who has written for National Geographic, USA Today, EAT Magazine, TravelFinder, The Guardian and Texas Monthly, among others. She loves food, travel, yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. Shelley has performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, she doesn’t know how to whistle.

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