Updated: Nov 16
After a 3-year hiatus, Long Island's premier Cocktail Festival, which kickstarted the local cocktail revolution, is back with the most cocktail bars & spirit brand exhibitors its ever had! This year's festival, Sunday November 12th at the spacious Standard Rec in Patchogue, showcases the remarkable growth of craft cocktails on LI over the past decade. With a diverse line-up, featuring seasoned mixologists, rising talent, & emerging bars, the event offers a vibrant tapestry of flavors. Alongside this, you'll find rare spirit brands & beloved favorites for tastings. Get ready for the highly-anticipated 'Best Cocktail of the Year' competition & the 'Tiki Throwdown,' a tropical cocktail battle infused with fall's seasonal flavors & delightful rums.
The event is ripe with top bar industry talent, featuring on its judge's panel:
- Jon Gonzales of Hunter & Thief, 3 time consecutive winner of Best Cocktail of the Year
- Alyssa Guidice of the prominent Dine LI Facebook group.
- Bert Wiegand of The State Room, long time respected bar industry leader.
As the event fills with cocktail enthusiasts of all kinds, bartenders from all over the island receive 50% off their tickets. It's an opportunity to explore new trends, connect with peers & industry professionals, discover the latest products & brands, & be immersed in the vibrant world of cocktail culture.
Stepping back into the spotlight with their official media partner, Bartender Magazine, & coming off a successful return of the NY Cocktail Expo this past August in LIC, Queens, this event promises an unforgettable celebration of the world of spirits & mixology.