Cheers to 13 Years: Art of the Cocktail Returns!

Gear up for a night to remember at the 13th annual Art of the Cocktail—an event that's more than just about cocktails; it's a celebration of mixology and a showcase of style, all while supporting the Victoria Film Festival.

The historic Crystal Garden in Victoria converts into a centre of creativity and flavour as 50+ regional and national distillers unveil their innovative cocktail concoctions, that are paired well with appetizers curated by Victoria's renowned chefs. Taking the spotlight among these is industry giant Diageo, showcasing four of its distinguished brands – Ketel One, Tanqueray, Johnnie Walker, and Don Julio. Joining these global names are local distillers like Sheringham Distillery, Spinnakers, Marilena Café and Raw Bar, Tofino Distillery, The Beverage Collective and many others. You can see the full list of exhibitors here.

Art of the Cocktail offers an immersive experience for attendees to taste and revel in the lively ambiance with fellow enthusiasts. Attendees can also cast their votes for their favourite cocktail. This year, the Vegas-themed event adds a heightened sense of excitement, inviting everyone to dress to impress for a chance to win four Opening Gala Tickets to the Victoria Film Festival 2024 in early January.

Consistently drawing a robust turnout of over 900 attendees, Art of the Cocktail has cemented its place as a hallmark event on Vancouver Island. VIP Tickets for the event have been sold out already! However, General Grand Tasting tickets are still available for purchase.

Here’s What You Need to Know:

When: October 14th

Where: Crystal Garden

Time: VIP Access at 5:30 PM, General Grand Tasting at 6:30 PM

Tickets: Available here 

Mark your calendar for an evening of innovative cocktails where you might just discover your new favourite! A friendly reminder to enjoy responsibly and come, celebrate the art of mixology, style, and community in the heart of Victoria.