Get ready to mix it up Austin. The Austin Food and Wine Alliance and the Tipsy Texan are getting ready for the Official Drink of Austin 2015. This annual event benefits the Austin Food & Wine Alliance and will raise funds for culinary grants
The six participating bar teams include drink.well., Half Step, Odd Duck, Garage, Licha’s Cantina, and VOX Table. The teams will use Texas spirits including: Dulce Vida Organic Tequila, Treaty Oak Distilling, Balcones Distilling, Garrison Brothers, Deep Eddy Vodka, White Hat Rum, Dripping Springs Gin, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Genius Gin, Revolution Spirits, Paula’s Texas Spirits, Tequila 512, and more. Judging this Austin-inspired cocktails and bar food are Jason Kosmas, cofounder of The 86 Company and a pioneer of the classic cocktail scene in New York City; Jack Gilmore, chef and owner of Jack Allen’s Kitchen; JD Elliott, last year’s Official Drink of Austin winner and bartender at qui restaurant; Dan Gentile, writer for Thrillist; and Austin’s own singer/songwriter Gina Chavez.
The Austin Food and Wine Alliance is dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the culinary community of Central Texas through grants, educational programs and events. Since 2012, it has awarded $75,000 in grants.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7 – 10 p.m.
1100 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701
TICKETS: $55. Please click here to purchase tickets.