Tuesday, April 23, 2024

‘Glitz and glamour’: Victoria’s Art of the Cocktail event is happening this October


Cocktail fanatics and connoisseurs, this is for you!

The beloved annual Art of the Cocktail event is returning to Victoria with a new and glamorous Vegas theme for its 13th year on October 14th.

Hosted by the Victoria Film Festival, the event will take place at the historic Crystal Garden in Victoria, featuring over 45 local and national distillers—bound to create a magical and immersive experience for cocktail enthusiasts!

(Art of the Cocktail / Johanna Vanderpol)

This event, born out of a passion for mixology, is known for the unique opportunity it offers both visitors and local distillers as they showcase their craft.

The renowned establishments present will include Wind Cries Mary (Winner of last year’s cocktail competition), Marilena Café and Raw Bar, Stillhead Distillery, Sheringham Distillery, Spinnakers, Tofino Distillery, and many others to showcase their delicious cocktails and engage with the guests!

According to the release, a particular highlight of the evening will be the signature cocktail, the Espresso Martini, expertly crafted with Stealth Distillery’s exquisite espresso vodka in collaboration with The Palms. 

“Once again the Victoria Film Festival is stirring it up. There are lots of new exhibitors at the 2023 AOTC and it will make for a fun, fresh tasting night,” said Festival Director Kathy Kay.

As an extra bonus, there will be a prize given out for ‘Best Dressed’—which includes bragging rights and 4 tickets to the Victoria Film Festival Opening Gala.

VIP tickets have already sold out, so don’t miss the opportunity to jump on general admission tickets!

You can purchase them for $89 each on their website.  

Art of the Cocktail

  • Where: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street
  • When: Saturday, October 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (starts at 5:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders)

Read more

Latest Stories