Art of the Cocktail

The Art of the Cocktail is a fundraiser for the Victoria Film Festival

Get ready for a spirited adventure with Art of the Cocktail, a fundraiser for the Victoria Film Festival, Oct. 1- 3.

Get ready for a spirited adventure with Art of the Cocktail, Oct. 1 to 3. The main event is the Grand Tasting, an evening of cocktail sampling made from  more than 50 brands of spirits from around the world, Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at Crystal Garden. Tickets are $45 and include five cocktail samples. Additional samples are $1.

Other highlights include three full  days of workshops at the Chateau Victoria. Learn everything from how to craft carbonated cocktails to the spirituality of Mezcal and the science of taste.

Veneto Tapas Lounge is hosting the Best Bartender in the Pacific Northwest competition Monday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. See how the pros mix, muddle, shake, and zest their way to the top. A home bartender competition takes place Saturday at  4p.m. at Crystal Garden.

On Sunday, tour around Victoria sampling cocktails at some of the city’s finest lounges, collecting stamps along the way which will grant the barer access to the Midnight Bartenders Brunch.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at artofthecocktail.ca. M

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