For the Love of Cocktails by Bar Back USA

Posted by | January 26, 2016 | Cocktails and Beer, Dining | No Comments

Does your sweetheart love good cocktails? Are you looking for something fun, different and exciting to do for Valentine’s Day in Vegas? Would you like to give to a charity AND attend a stellar event with the love of your life? I have a great idea for you!

The gorgeous Skyfall Lounge at The Delano offers jaw dropping views of Vegas

For the Love of Cocktails, produced by Back Bar USA, is a jam packed three day cocktail extravaganza culminating on Friday February 12th with the Grand Gala at Skyfall Lounge at The Delano, presented by MGM Resorts International. Imagine attending a swank Happy Hour at 5 pm at the Franklin in the lobby of The Delano. Then soar 64 floors to the top of Las Vegas to the Skyfall Lounge for even more festivities. Stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip, delectable food created specifically for this event by acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse and 25 Master Mixologists crafting cocktails all in one evening? Where do I sign up?!

Your Favorite Mixologists serve up your favorite brands in exciting new Cocktails

For the Love of Cocktails Mixologists

For the Love of Cocktails Mixologists

Live music and entertainment form a backdrop to the tinkling of ice cubes. Mixologists from all over the country entertain as well with stories and info on the cocktails they are serving. You can expect every possible flavor profile to be present – sweet, spicy, savory, sour, smoky and more. Look for Las Vegas based cocktail professionals from your favorite cocktail lounges on the strip as well as brand ambassadors from all over the world. Of course your favorite premium spirits and bubbles will be featured – Knob Creek, Tito’s, Veuve Clicquot, Hendrick’s, Campari, Avión and more than a dozen others.

A mixologist appears at For The Love Of Cocktails' Grand Gala at the Delano Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Friday, February 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker)

A mixologist appears at For The Love Of Cocktails’ Grand Gala at the Delano Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Friday, February 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker)

General Admission tickets for the Grand Gala are still available at $150 and more than half of that price goes to the Helen David Relief Fund (HDRF). Founded by world renowned Master Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim to honor his cousin Helen David (famed Brass Rail Bar Maven of Port Huron, Michigan) the HDRF provides assistance to women in the bar industry in their fight against breast cancer.* Helen David beat breast cancer twice and the fund in her name helps provide financial assistance with screening and treatment to women in the bar industry all over the country. This is a heart tug for me because my sister is a breast cancer fighter and survivor. Could this event get any better? If you really want to WOW! your Valentine, a limited number of VIP tickets are still available for $375 giving you all access passes to all the events for three full days with half of that going to the HDRF.

For the Love of Cocktails - Tony Abou- Ganim and friends.

For the Love of Cocktails – Tony Abou- Ganim and friends.

What to wear? For the Grand Gala, semi-formal cocktail attire is suggested. For complete details on the events, check out the website.

*The HDRF is administered by the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) and is a 501c3 organization.

Bar Back USA is the leading beverage marketing force in Las Vegas.  Back Bar USA provides creative, cutting-edge, marketing and promotional campaigns for the nation’s leading suppliers, wholesalers and retailers.  Back Bar USA produces For The Love Of Cocktails in association with MGM Resorts International, Downtown Project, Caesars Entertainment, and the Las Vegas Visitors & Convention Authority.

 All photos in this piece are courtesy of Bar Back USA used with permission

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