Press Release


The Cocktail Society will be a night to remember, kicking off Scottsdale Culinary Festival weekend on Friday, April 13, 2018. Guests will delight in a spectacular lineup whimsical entertainment including aerial and flair bartending, contortionists, balancing acts, magician, and a living art display. Intrigue abounds with SensMood where guests will learn how perfume and fine fragrances impact the sense of taste by sampling infused vodka with a unique twist.

Enjoy an array of mystical creations in the Black Shaker Society lounge including the Tito’s “Hand-Cranked” Vodka Martini made with liquid nitrogen and shaken by a hand cranked machine at a high velocity then olive oil drops are added at -321 degrees creating frozen olive drops. Another creative cocktail will be completely edible, made by compressing watermelon and tequila to create a drinkable bite with lime foam and jalapeno.

Next, enjoy elegant tastings from amazing local chefs and restaurants. Menus including:

Fogo de Chão – Picanha top sirloin peppadew with sweet piquante peppers

Sonata’s – TBD

The Canal Club – Cubano tostones made with ham, pork verde, swiss mousse, and chipotle aioli + churro bread pudding with white chocolate anglaise

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen – Sweet and savory popcorn

The Wright Bar –TBD

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar – Adobe pork tacos w/ pineapple relish, pickled red onion, and pineapple salsa

Heidi’s Events & Catering – Smoked beef shank carved on site, sliced baguettes and bourbon BBQ sauce

Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar – Miso cured duck legs, lukewarm pistachio polenta, yuzu ginger jam paired with a cocktail

Nitro Live Icecreamery – Mojito, prickly pear margarita, and chocolate Amaretto ice cream

The Cocktail Society Quick Facts

When:             April 13, 2018

Price:              $85 online, $100 at the door

Time:               7-11 p.m.

Tickets:           www.ScottsdaleFest.org

Where:            Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ

What:              Admission includes tickets are all inclusive with food, drinks and entertainment

Who:               This is a 21+ event, only.

Special thanks to The Cocktail Society official sponsors: The City of Scottsdale, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Yelp Phoenix. The City of Scottsdale is a premier destination for things to do in Arizona and is proud to be the host sponsor of the Cocktail Society & Scottsdale Culinary Festival.

All net proceeds raised will support the non-profit Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to promote the arts and arts education organizations in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Through annual fundraising events including Scottsdale Culinary Festival and Cooks & Corks, the League has contributed more than $4.4 million to numerous organizations such as the Black Theatre Troupe, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, Valley Youth Theatre and Phoenix Film Foundation. For a complete list of events, please visit www.scottsdalefest.org.


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