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D-FW celebrates craft drinks and chef-driven menus with week-long tasting tour

Fort Worth invites all to experience the second annual Fort Worth Cocktail Week, which will take place Oct. 14 – 20.

The event will tour locals through six themed evenings and will feature some of the city’s top bartenders serving up tastings of cocktails, cognacs and exotic liqueurs paired with chef-driven menu samplings, according to a news release.

Tickets for each event are $20, for a detailed list for the signature events, please continue reading.

Each event ticket will include a line-up of liquor brands offering samples of their signature spirits paired with a culinary treat from local celebrity chefs and established restaurants.

Participating venues will also create their own craft cocktail menus, in an effort to emphasize fresh ingredients, new techniques and creative flavor. All drinks will be sold at a discount, with a portion of ticket sales and bar proceeds benefiting local Fort Worth arts organizations.

In addition to the food and spirits, there will also be educational events, ticketed special events at area bars and venues, live music and more.

Fort Worth Cocktail Week 2017 will be bringing back last year’s five signature ticketed events (Texas Spirits Tasting Party, Bartenders Without Borders: Mezcal & Tequila Night, Tiki Drink Rum Party, Bourbon Bash, and Gin Vs. Vodka: The Clear Battle) and debuting a new special preview party –– Sips.

This is the Fort Worth Cocktail Week 2017 event line up:

— Sips at Proper on Magnolia (Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.) will kick off Cocktail Week with a night of elegant aperitifs, cognacs, liqueurs, and digestifs in an indulgent celebration of exquisite before-and-after-dinner libations.

— The Texas Spirits Tasting Party at Mopac Event Center (Oct. 16 at 6 p.m.) features some of the Lonestar State’s best libations.

Bourbon Bash at Thompson’s (Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.) is a very special event for casual drinkers and bourbon connoisseurs, with a theme of old-world charm –– and plenty of fine whiskey for sampling.

— Tiki Drink Rum Party at The Usual (Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.) will focus on the tastes and history of trendy tropical cocktails.

— The Bartenders Without Borders: Tequila & Mezcal Night at Salsa Limón Distrito (Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.) highlights a few of the excellent, rare mezcals and tequilas from south of the border. Participants are able to taste exotic margaritas and other cocktails made with small batch Mexican/Latin-American liquors.

— Gin vs. Vodka Party at The Foundry District (Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.) is a bare-knuckle brawl for the soul of the martini –– and an opportunity to showcase some of the world’s best clear liquors. These versatile, complex, and delicious liquors have a unique history, wide variety of flavor profiles, and some of the most loyal fans in the world.

To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.fwcocktailweek.com.

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