The 5th annual NCF proudly supports
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Nashville Cocktail Festival 2018
Nashville Cocktail Festival is Tennessee's premier celebration of the craft of the cocktail, highlighting award winning bar programs, craft bartenders, boutique spirits and artisan mixers. Join us this year to experience the best that Music City has to offer!
Thursday April 26th
6:30pm @ Mockingbird
This limited seating experience is back for a second year and we are beyond excited! Join the national Herradura team for spirit tastings, dinner and cocktail pairings.
Presented by Grander Rum
Friday April 27th
12-2pm @ Bastion
Bartender only Q&A session
Friday April 27th
6-10pm @ Pavilion East
In the history of the cocktail, the age of Prohibition and Art Deco took American bartenders to Europe, Cuba and elsewhere. It is here that we discovered new and hard to find ingredients, giving the cocktail yet another boost of creativity. Join us to celebrate the advent of the 20th century cocktail.
Chris Forbes, Nathanael Mehrens
Saturday April 28th
12-3pm @ Pavilion East
The South Seas inspired culture of Tiki, which grasped the 50's and 60's, is back in a big way, and no one knows more about it's history and evolution than Jeff "The Beachbum" Berry! Join us as we pay a tribute to the Atomic Age trend, where Music City's tastemakers will explore rum based cocktails and other island flavors. Hawaiian shirts welcome!
Jeff "The Beachbum" Berry
Presented by Luxardo
Sunday April 29th
2-5pm @ Pavilion East
Once a sweet, surgary mess, the art of the frozen cocktail is back and being given new life by chef-minded bartenders all over the globe. Come see what all the buzz is about at NCF's loudest (thanks to the blenders) event yet.
Matt Tocco, Christy Brooks
Presented by Croft
Select industry partners and VIP ticket holders are invited to enjoy port cocktails and other goodies as we say thanks to all who made NCF 2018 happen. More details to come!