Time To Make Plans to Attend the Ultimate Cocktail Experience (Contest!)


After five successful years of fundraising and cocktail shaking, the Ultimate Cocktail Experience returns. Once again, the charitable pop-up event is bringing together bartenders, brands, distributors and consumers to benefit Trigger’s Toys. The organization is dedicated to reducing the financial and emotional stress placed on chronically ill children and their families by providing financial assistance and supplemental therapy to those in need.

Last year’s event raised more than $200,000 for the cause, and this year will aim to exceed that goal.

Started by Bryan Townsend of The 86 Co., the Ultimate Cocktail Experience is an annual showcase featuring the best bartenders from across the country, as they provide attendees with delicious craft cocktails in a gorgeous setting–Dallas’s Klyde Warren Park. This year’s event will include six unique bar concepts, each representing a different part of the world, and each tasked with producing a menu of innovative drinks–including one classic cocktail and one non-alcoholic option. And to accompany those drinks, food trucks will be on site serving a variety of dishes.

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Bars, captains and featured classic cocktails have been selected and are as follows:

Mexico City: Brad Hensarling & Megan McClinton, The Usual (Margarita)

London: Omar Yeefoon, Shoals (Gin and Tonic)

New Orleans: Keisha Cooper, Shoals (Sazerac)

Hong Kong: Robbie Call, Filament (Rob Roy)

Casablanca: Andrew Stofko, Hot Joy (Mule)

Havana: Ravinder Singh, Rapscallion (Daiquiri)

Joining the local barkeeps will be other talented bartenders from around the country, and the world, including: Ash Hauserman of Blacktail in NY, which recently won Best New American Cocktail Bar at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, and Iain Griffiths from London’s Dandelyan, which was named Best International Hotel Bar and Best Cocktail Bar in the World. Joining these two will be Ezra Star from award-winning Drink (Boston) and Mitch Bushell, LA bartender formerly of Melbourne’s internationally renowned Black Pearl.

“Through the Ultimate Cocktail Experience, we’re proud to offer our community a unique way to experience the talents of our service industry while giving back to an organization that is near and dear to our hearts,” said founder Bryan Townsend. “We’re so thankful to the bar and restaurant industry, as well as the brands, donors and friends who will gather together to enjoy great drinks, but most importantly, to support a cause that gives back to hospitalized children and their families.”



The Ultimate Cocktail Experience will take place on Saturday, September 30 at 6:30pm. Tickets may be purchased through Prekindle. For more information or to make a donation, please visit Trigger’s website.

You may WIN a pair of complimentary tickets by making a comment below. Winner chosen at random September 12, 2017 at 5pm.


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28 responses to “Time To Make Plans to Attend the Ultimate Cocktail Experience (Contest!)

  1. I would love to attend!

  2. What a fun event!!

  3. Dan Johnson

    How awesome! I love Ravinder’s cocktails!

  4. Gary L. Juren

    Sounds great

  5. Angela

    I’m so excited for this!

  6. Michael Chen

    Pick me please!

  7. Olivia Munger

    This sounds awesome!

  8. James jaeger

    Good times for a great cause!

  9. Jennifer Carver

    Looks like a great time, for a great cause… hope to win those tickets

  10. Terri Turner

    Hoping that i win tickets to this awesome event. Ive never been before.

  11. Grace

    Pick me please!

  12. Lee McKinney

    Can’t wait to attend!

  13. Jenniger Guest

    This sounds like a great cause

  14. Cassandra

    Sounds Fun!!

  15. Hannah

    Sounds fun! Would love to go!

  16. Tracey Taylor

    Sounds great!!!

  17. Looks like fun!

  18. Gia McCloud

    We had a Blast last year. I hope when get picked!!!! This was an amazing event for a great cause

  19. Mary

    I want to be there!

  20. Tanya

    I had so much fun last year! Count me in!

  21. Netanya Doan

    Would loveeeee to attend! Love what this event stands for!

  22. Mo

    Pick me!

  23. Susan Edwards

    This would be a fun night!

  24. Melody Catloth

    Shake it but don’t break it!
    Great cause!

  25. Genevieve Mauri

    I definitely want to go to this, free or not!

  26. JJFoodie

    Thanks for posting about this!

  27. Sady

    Would enjoy this

  28. Terri Bailey

    Would love to exsperiance such a special night for children … looking forward to being there

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