Jazz on the Rocks - Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market

February 04, 2015
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Details: It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing—or, in this case, a drink with a bit of a kick. Join CUESA, the local chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild, and SFJAZZ for a night of celebrating two truly American innovations: jazz and cocktails. We’re calling all you cool cats to dust off your soft-soled shoes and get your fingers ready to snap as we put the eight count back into the highball.

Through improvisation and musical inspiration, 17 of the Bay Area’s best bartenders will show us their chops using winter farmers market flavors to create some of the jazziest libations imaginable. Not to be outdone, seven chefs will follow their lead and lay down some tasty side notes.

Guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails and unlimited sample-sized drinks along with hors d’oeuvres in this walk-around tasting in the Ferry Building Grand Hall. A DJ will spin a cornucopia of jazz—from ragtime, to big band, bebop, and bossa nova—to match the flavors flowing around the room. Pick your favorite drink and vote to win prizes. We promise you won’t leave with the blues.

Proceeds from the night support CUESA’s educational initiatives and the USBG’s professional development programs.

Full-size drinks feature:

Tequila Don Julio

Tasting-size drinks feature:

209 Gin
Ascendant Spirits
Angel’s Envy
Casamigos Reposado

Old Tom Gin

Teeling Irish Whiskey
Papa’s Pilar
SipSmith Indepent Distillers: London Dry Gin
Spirit Works
St. George Spirits


Bartenders include:

Ian Adams, 15 Romolo
Mauricio Mo Arce, Monarch
Helen Diaz and Anthony Parks, Tosca and Bergerac
Shirley Brooks, The European 
Jake Cornell and Patrick Poelvoorde, Park Tavern
Justin Goo, Alexander’s Steakhouse
Tony Devencenzi and Suzie Robinson, Novela
Jessica Maria, Hotsy Totsy Club
Erick Ochoa and Carla Gassner, RX and Cotogna
Tamir Ben Shalom and Adam Barr, Bull Valley Roadhouse
Vita Simone, Benjamin Cooper
Ali Tahsini, Double Standard

Restaurants include:

David Williams, Bull Valley Roadhouse
Brent Johnson, STEM
Matthew Dolan, 25 Lusk
Preeti Mistry, Juhu Beach Club
Josh Even, Tosca Cafe

When:  Wednesday, February 4, 5:30 – 8 pm

Where: San Francisco’s Ferry Building Grand Hall (upstairs)


Date: February 04, 2015 5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Location: San Francisco’s Ferry Building Grand Hall | Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Sausalito, San Francisco, CA 94111 | (415) 291-3276

Admission: Tickets: $50

Event website: eventbrite.com

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Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Sausalito
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 291-3276
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