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The San Antonio Cocktail Conference Featured Tastings, Exhibits, and Seminars

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For seven years now, the San Antonio Cocktail Conference has brought together bartenders and cocktail lovers to discuss the future of cocktails and how the industry can continue to be innovative while paying homage to the past. To top it all off, the event funnels into a good cause. According to the conference’s website, “Once again the conference will donate 100 percent of its profits to benefit children. Past years’ beneficiaries include Children’s Shelter, ChildSafe, Clarity Child Guidance Center, HeartGift San Antonio, TEAMability and Transplants for Children.”

This year’s event took place on January 9th through the 14th. MySA.com says that gin was prevalent this year with a few Texas-made gins that are delightfully experimental including a gin from Southwest Spirits and Wine that uses bluebonnets! Another intriguing trend was the use of ants on a rim. “Camarena Tequila paid tribute to San Antonio’s native Payaya people in an intriguing manner. Sure, the paloma in the cup was a nice drink, but the rim was where the action was at: mesquite-smoked salt and ground black ants made this sip next-level,” MySA.com writes.

Stay tuned to the official San Antonio Cocktail Conference’s website to see when the information is updated for next year. Tickets will be available for individual events which take place in swanky and interesting venues throughout the city.