City Pages wants to get you lit. Now in its fourth year, Cocktailian brings local and national distilleries together for an evening of generous booze samples. If whiskey neat and small vodka shots aren’t your thing, there will be mixed drinks to try as well; the menu includes a pineapple gin fizz, an aquavit daiquiri, a rye blinker (a Prohibition-era favorite made with grapefruit juice), a vodka gimlet, and intriguingly quirky drinks named Midcilantro Night’s Dream and the Wiscosmopolitan. Restaurants such as Red Stag, Pinstripes, the Bird Rocks, and Hip Pop Gourmet Popcorn will also be on hand serving up tasty eats like spiced rum-soaked vanilla pound cake, chicken and goat-cheese pasta, macarons, ravioli pizza, and salt cod brandade. Other fun to be had includes mixology demonstrations from Bittercube, live music from JT Bates, and henna tattooing. Find tickets at the link above. 21+. VIP admission is at 6 p.m.
PROMOTIONAL EVENT DESCRIPTION City Pages 4th Annual Cocktailian
City Pages CocktailianPresented by Coldwell Banker Burnet City Pages Fourth Annual Cocktailian will feature a variety of libations from local and national distilleries & wineries. From neat sips of craft spirits to 3 oz. pours of signature cocktails, guests will have the opportunity to indulge in 20+ premium samples coming from the Twin Cities and beyond.
Restaurant samples courtesy of Red Stag Supperclub, Pat’s Tap, Cherry On Top Confections, Pinstripes, The Bird Rocks, Hip Pop Gourmet Popcorn, live music from JT Bates, hands-on educational demos by renown Bittercube mixologists and more!