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A wondrous set of delectable cocktail workshops, experiences, and concoctions sure to satisfy your thirst, curated specially by James Martin of The Sipologist.

Cuctails Kickoff Party
11/9/17 11:00 PM @Jengo’s Backyard
Let’s celebrate with a cheers as we kick off the 2017 Cuctails programming in Jengo’s Backyard. There will be something special waiting for you from another time and place. Now’s the time to mark your schedule for our upcoming Cuctails workshops and events.


The Blind Elephant in the Room: Distilleries
11/10/17 2:00 PM @ The Blind Elephant
This intimate panel invites you to welcome, taste, and learn more about our festival sponsors Campari, Casamigos Tequila, Kill Devil Rum, Sutler’s Gin, Topo Organic Vodka, and Trey Herring Whiskey. Hosted by the inimitable Cucalorus alumni Karl Jacob. Get tickets here

Cuctails Workshop: Italian Liqueur
Luke Carnevale: 11/10/17 3:30 PM @Bourgie Nights
Don’t miss out on this workshop with Manna head bartender and Italian mastermind Luke Carnevale. Learn about what makes Italian liqueurs like Campari and Aperol special and how to incorporate them into drinks. Get tickets here 

Cuctails Workshop: Gin
Craig Nelson: 11/10/17 5:00 PM  @Bourgie Nights
Gin enthusiasts unite! Learn from Proof in Charleston’s very own Craig Nelson as he dives into Sutler’s Gin and its relationship with excellent cocktails. Get tickets here

Cuctails Party @ Bourgie Nights / Friday
Craig Nelson: 11/10/17 9:30 PM @Bourgie Nights
Cuctails curates a selection of films that focus on cocktail history and technique, like “The Way of the Cocktail” and “I Whiskey” at Bourgie Nights in alignment with the Popup Party. Share a few drinks with other festival goers at one of the booziest places in town, with music by The Swing Shifters, read more about the band here. Passholders get in for free. 


Cuctails Workshop: Vodka
Paul Hart: 11/11/17 2:00 PM @Blind Elephant
Vodka is many things, but boring isn’t one of them. Filmmaker extraordinaire Paul Hart shares his passion for this versatile spirit and the many ways you can enjoy it in a cocktail using Topo Organic Spirits Vodka. Get tickets here 

Cuctails Workshop: Tequila
Curtis Huff : 11/11/17 3:30 PM @Blind Elephant
It’s not a festival until the tequila shows up. Curtis Huff will enlighten you to the magical qualities of this beloved distilled liquor with a rich history utilizing Casamigos Tequila. Get tickets here 

Cuctails Workshop: Whiskey
Paul Hart: 11/11/17 4:45 PM @Bourgie Nights
You won’t want to miss this whiskey workshop with Cucalorus alumni Paul Hart and Trey Herring Whiskey. Learn about what makes whiskey special and how to mix a drink. Required learning for newbies and guaranteed fun for the experts. Get tickets here

Cuctails Workshop: Rum
Kevin Barrett: 11/11/17 6:00 PM @Bourgie Nights
Rum away with the devil at this spirited workshop featuring Kill Devil Rum by Kevin Barrett of Dram & Draught in Raleigh, NC. Get tickets here.

Cuctails Party @ Bourgie Nights / Saturday
Kevin Barrett: 11/11/17 9:00 PM @Bourgie Nights
It ain’t over ’til it’s over! Cuctails 2017 might be coming to an end, but Kevin Barrett will keep the party going for those who just can’t say goodbye. Stick around to enjoy conversation, delicious cocktails, and music by Rebekah Todd, Jenny Besetzt, and The Numbskulls, read more about the bands here. Passholders get in for free.