The Grand Gala will kick off with a happy hour reception at 5 p.m. at Franklin where guests can mix and mingle before the main event. VIP ticketholders will have access to the gala at Skyfall Lounge at 6 p.m. followed by general admission entry at 7 p.m. The exquisite event will offer a variety of craft cocktails along with gourmet appetizers and entrées from Alain Ducasse’s Rivea and access to meet world-renowned mixologists and chefs. Top-tier entertainment and additional surprises throughout the evening also will be included. Tickets start at $99 plus tax and are available for purchase on the For Love of Cocktails website.
“Mixology has found its niche in Las Vegas,” said BACK BAR USA Founder and CEO Tim Haughinberry. “We developed ‘For The Love Of Cocktails’ to bring together some of the most passionate cocktail enthusiasts from across the country and we feel the event has done an excellent job in highlighting and supporting talented mixologists.”
Presented by top spirits consulting, marketing and design firm, BACK BAR USA, “For The Love Of Cocktails” spans the Las Vegas Strip in partnership with MGM Resorts International. The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) will once again play a prominent role in the event through bringing in top mixologists and bartenders from across the nation. The event would not be complete without world-renowned mixologist and author Tony Abou-Ganim, whose non-profit, the Helen David Relief Fund for Bartenders Affected by Breast Cancer, receives proceeds directly from ticket sales.