CUESA | Evening Party: Getaway in a Glass: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market

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Getaway in a Glass: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Your Passport to Flavor in 13 Cocktail Stopovers

Summer brings out the wanderlust in us all. From road trips across the States to jetsetting across the pond, the long nights of summer beckon us to experience something new and different. Join CUESA and the United States Bartenders Guild for a night of barstool travels without ever leaving the beauty of the Bay. Refresh and relax as local bartenders and chefs create a taste adventure of cocktails and bites that will transport you to faraway places using the bright and bold flavors of the midsummer farmers market.

Guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails featuring Herradura Silver, Ketel One, and Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, along with unlimited sample-size drinks and tickets for hors d’oeuvres in this walk-around tasting. Join us in the Ferry Building’s gorgeous Grand Hall, a portal for travelers to San Francisco for over a century, and dream of your next adventure while a DJ spins an international soundtrack. Pick your favorite drink and vote to win prizes.

This staycation of the tastebuds may not cure your wanderlust, but you’ll have so much fun that you may feel a little jet-lagged the next morning!

Proceeds from the night support CUESA’s educational initiatives and the USBG’s professional development programs.

 Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Bartenders include:
Jack Bates, Hard Water & Comstock Saloon
Crystal Chasse, Dirty Habit & Blackbird
John Codd & Greg Saavedra, Gaspar Brasserie
Rick Dobbs, The Last Word
Nora Furst, Lolinda
Max Gerasimenko, Rye
Eric Grenier, Honor Kitchen & Cocktails
Brian MacGregor & Brandon Bigalke, Wingtip
Jessica Maria & Tabatha Von Mohn, Hotsy Totsy Club
Elmer Mejicanos, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
Suzie Robinson, Novela
Aaron Sears, Delarosa
Jay Villafana & Dzu Nguyen, Raven Bar & Lounge

Chefs and restaurants include:

Ben Baehrend, Honor Kitchen & Cocktails
Francis Ang, Dirty Habit
Tony Gemignani, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
Chris Jones, Gaspar Brasserie
Alejandro Morgan, Lolinda
Dustin & Kristin Stewart, Dusty Buns
Sophina Uong, Revival Bar + Kitchen

Presenting spirits include: Herradura Silver, Ketel One, and Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum.

Tasting spirits include: No. 209 Gin, Angel’s Envy, Hine Cognac: H by Hine (VSOP), Jägermeister, Papa’s Pilar Rum, Semper Fi, Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Spirit Works Sloe Gin, St. George Spirits All Purpose Vodka, Zaya Rum.

Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable.

CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market since 1999. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems. 

About the USBG
The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.

Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography and Tory Putnam.


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »