+1 323 938 5500 +1 305 576 8910 +1 212 206 6633
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, New York
Manhattan Cocktail Classic is New York City’s first ever multi-day event celebrating the history, contemporary culture, and artful craft of the cocktail.
Part festival, part fête, part conference, part cocktail party, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic brings together the unparalleled talents and opportunities of the bars, bartenders, and restaurants of our great city for five days of activities, both educational and celebratory in nature, championing the common ideals of authenticity, equality, sustainability, service, and pleasure. (There will be some drinking involved too.)
Check out the full line-up of tastings, pairing dinners, seminars, workshops, and one helluva crazy cocktail party at The New York Public Library.
Quintessentially Members receive preferential discount for the following ticketed events:
The Gala: The New York Public Library
Friday, May 14, 9:00pm - 1:00am at The New York Public Library
Take one New York City landmark building; combine four score of the world's greatest mixologists; fill with twenty thousand or so cocktails; add a sprinkle of world-renowned chefs; garnish with live musical performances and/or slightly scandalous performance art. Shake until morning.
Stories from Behind the Bar: Macao Trading Co
Saturday, May 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Macao Trading Co
Pull up a stool with two of New York's most prolific drink slingers, Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric, the co-owners and principle bartenders of Employees Only and Macao Trading Co. Drinks, storytelling, and a little insight into running two of the most successful cocktail bars in NYC.
Cocktail Royalty: The Martini Family
Sunday, May 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm at Astor Center
Learn the storied history of this iconic cocktail from its humble roots through its evolution, iterations, and bastardizations (and sample the wares along the way).
The Dizzy Fizz Tastemakers Punch
Monday, May 17, 7pm - 11pm at RamScale Art Gallery
Party in a penthouse art gallery overlooking the Hudson River with toastmaster Dave Wondrich at this fabulous spring sunset soiree.