Providence Cocktail Week Schedule of Events


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Top Shelf Event Series

Saturday, September 21
Opening Party – Showcase of Local Spirits at The Spot (101 Richmond St.)

Featuring Thomas Tew Rums (RI), Sons of Liberty Spirits (RI), Bully Boy Distillers (MA), Westford Hill Distillers (CT), and Berkshire Mountain Distillers (MA)

Music by Consuelo's Revenge (Providence) and The Primate Fiasco (Northampton, MA)

Doors at 7:30pm. Cocktail tasting 8-10pm. Music all night long.

$25/person includes music and cocktail. Click here for tickets.

Wednesday, September 25
Cocktail Competition at Fete (103 Dike St., Providence) presented by Pernod Ricard USA and Bottles Fine Wine

Watch some of the city's best bartenders face off live for cocktail supremacy! 12 bartenders, 2 rounds of competition, and only 1 winner. You will have the chance to sample the competitors' creations and have your vote influence the decision of our expert judging panel. Our own John Taraborelli and The Rhode Show's Michaela Johnson will co-host the event and call the play-by-play. There will be food trucks, Pernod-Ricard drink specials, and live music from Eric Bloom & The Funky Autocrats after the competition.

Doors open at 6:30pm, competition begins at 7pm. Stick around after 10 for the music.

$10/person. Click here for tickets.

Saturday, September 28
Closing Party at The Dorrance (60 Dorrance St., Providence)

In September 1938, one of the most treacherous hurricanes to ever sweep the northeast hit Providence. This September, the perfect storm of cocktail culture, entertainment, and ambiance will blow you away once again!

Enjoy an incredible night as The Dorrance and Chifferobe partner to conclude Providence Cocktail Week with an EPIC celebration!...Including performances by DJs Micah Jackson, Chifferobe's The TropiGals, and a few surprise guests!

Dress in your finest vintage or cocktail-inspired couture. The TropiGals will actually be debuting extravagant costumes based on each of The Dorrance's featured concoctions!

Dinner Reservations are Highly Recommended

8-9pm - $50
Includes: 2 Cocktails, Passed Hors D'Oeuvres, and a $5 Donation to Amos House

General Admission - $20
Includes: 1 Cocktail & A Spectacular Show!

Click here for tickets.

Thinking & Drinking Educational Series

Sunday, September 22
Cocktail Tasting at The Avery (18 Luongo Sq., Providence)

"Everything you ever wanted to know about mezcal (but were afraid to ask)" featuring Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal:
Participants will be walked through the history of mezcal and tequila. Then, the tasting begins. We'll start with Dublo Tequila as a baseline for a fine example of the style. Then, it's all Mezcal. To be specific, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcals. We'll taste the original four Single Villages.

After tasting the spirits by themselves, we'll then taste two different cocktails to get an idea of how to use mezcal as a mixer. Is that enough for you?

2-4pm. Tickets are $40/person, and seating is limited to 25 people. Click here for tickets.

Monday, September 23
Cocktail Expert Discussion at Vanity (566 South Main St., Providence

Learn about classic cocktails and develop an appreciation for their building blocks. Vanity will demonstrate three of the classics: the Moscow Mule (vodka), the French 75 (gin) and the Manhattan (rye whiskey). Guests will be able to talk with the bartenders about why these recipes stand the test of time, how the formulas can be easily adapted, and how the base spirits contribute to the character of the cocktail. Food pairings will be served.

6-8pm. Admission is $35/person. Call 401-649-4667 or email to reserve a spot. Space is limited.

Tuesday, September 24
Cocktail Class at Gracie's (194 Washington St., Providence)

Learn some classic cocktails and the importance of mixology techniques from the experts at Gracie's. You'll have the chance to sample and learn three cocktails -- the Bourbon Smash, the Negroni and Amaretto Sour -- as well as the way methods like stirring, muddling and straining play a role in the development of flavor. Each cocktail will be paired with food, how and why to pair food with cocktails, and how all these elements work together.

Food pairings include pastrami on cornbread with pickled cabbage; honey roasted beets and caraway crisp with citrus-cured salmon; and apricot tart on rye shortbread with toasted almond.

6-8pm. Tickets are $45/person. Call 401-272-7811 or email to reserve your spot. Space is limited.



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