Celebrating its fifth year on the Las Vegas Strip, “For the Love of Cocktails” will bring together the nation’s leaders in spirits, mixology and libations for a masters dinner at Aureole at Mandalay Bay on Thursday May 17, followed by its annual Grand Gala on Friday May 18 at Skyfall Lounge and Rivea at Delano Las Vegas.
To kick-off the weekend, different culinary teams from a multitude of venues will prepare a five-course wine dinner held at Aureole at Mandalay Bay from 6:00pm to 10:00pm on Thursday May 17, where guests will enjoy an extravagant meal paired with rare, fine wines.
For the main event on Friday May 18, 2018, VIP ticketholders will have access to the gala at Skyfall Lounge at 7:00pm followed by general admission entry at 8:00pm. The decadent event will offer a limitless amount of craft cocktail samples along with gourmet cuisine from Alain Ducasse’s Rivea and the opportunity to meet world-renowned mixologists and chefs. Live entertainment and additional surprises also will take place throughout the evening. Tickets are available for purchase on the “For the Love of Cocktails” website.
Founded by top spirits consulting and marketing firm, Back Bar USA, “For the Love of Cocktails” is sponsored by MGM Resorts International and the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG). With each event, For the Love of Cocktails has donated 100 percent of ticket sale proceeds to the USBG’s Helen David Relief Fund for Bartenders Affected by Breast Cancer. The non-profit was founded by Las Vegas’ own father of mixology and author, Tony Abou-Ganim, whose aunt fought and survived breast cancer.
Tickets are available for purchase on the “For the Love of Cocktails” website.