On October 13, the Ultimate Cocktail Experience (UCE)—one of the world’s largest charity cocktail events—is popping up once more. This year, the highly-anticipated festivities will take place October 13 at Harlowe MXM, the Deep Ellum restaurant and nightlife emporium featuring delicious food, multiple bars and one of the city’s best rooftops. On that date, some of the best bartenders in DFW and around the country will convene to mix up drinks for a great cause. Continue reading
Mark your calendar for September 22, because the Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back for another round. Once again, the best bartenders across DFW will convene to shake up drinks and showcase their talents with unique pop-up bar concepts. And this year, the event is changing venues, moving into the spacious, air-conditioned confines of the Bomb Factory. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
Mark your calendar for September 30, because the Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back, and tickets are available now. Once more, it’s coming to Klyde Warren Park, where the best bartenders in DFW will showcase their talents via original pop-up bar concepts.
The Ultimate Cocktail Experience has grown into the city’s largest charity cocktail event, and is focused on raising funds for Trigger’s Toys, a non-profit that provides aid to hospitalized children and their families. Last year, the event raised more than $200,000, and they’re hoping to top that number this year. Continue reading
After four successful years, the Ultimate Cocktail Experience benefiting Trigger’s Toys is back. And once more, the charitable pop-up event is bringing together bartenders, brands, distributors and consumers to benefit a worthwhile cause. Started by Bryan Townsend, and now in its fifth year, Trigger’s Toys is the hottest ticket in town.
The cocktail showcase and fundraiser provides attendees with craft cocktails from the most talented bartenders across the state, and more importantly, it reduces financial and emotional stress on chronically ill children and their families by providing financial assistance and supplemental programming. Continue reading
Filed under Cocktails, Crave
by Steven Doyle
If you missed the Trigger’s Toys event last night at Henry’s Majestic you missed plenty of hijinks, cocktails and generally a fantastic evening. But beyond a boozy good time with nearly every magnificent bartender in North Texas and beyond, you would’ve helped raise money for an extremely good cause.
The annual event that has assumed a life of its own growing larger each year started as a dream of Bryan Townsend the Vice President and Sales Director at the 86 Company, a liquor company that includes Cana Brava rum, Aylesbury Duck vodka, Ford’s gin and Tequila Cabeza. Last year, the event raised $100,000 and this year pre-event walked in with $87,000 from recent fundraisers. With this money, Trigger‘s Toys has been able to fund therapeutic equipment, Christmas toys and construction of a courtyard at Our Children’s House, as well as ongoing needs from departments that do not have certain equipment within their budget. Continue reading
Trigger’s Toys is back, and once more, the charitable pop-up event will unite bartenders, brands, distributors and consumers to benefit a worthwhile cause. Started by Bryan Townsend, and now in its fifth year, Trigger’s Toys is a can’t-miss cocktail showcase and fundraiser that provides toys, therapy aids and financial assistance to hospitalized children and their families.
Back by popular demand will be the fantasy bar draft, which last year saw 87 bartenders from Texas and across the country come together in a show of support. And this year’s event should see more than 100 bartenders contribute their time and talent. The draft will take place at 2:00 p.m. on November 16th at Industry Alley. There, captains will be picked and five teams will be formed from the selection of bartenders, sponsoring brands and celebrity bar backs, with each team choosing a name and concept. Continue reading