On Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, Shake & Stir lands in Portsmouth NH, bringing back the Portsmouth Cocktail Competition along with a Grand Tasting Hall, Distiller Talks, Mixology Seminars, a Signature Luncheon with Boston Legend Brother Cleve and a Gospel Brunch with Sympli Whitney.
The weekend kicks off at Portsmouth Sheraton on Saturday, where ticket holders can enjoy a Grand Tasting Hall with 20+ craft and national brands, along with Distiller Talks and Mixology Classes. Saturday’s Signature Luncheon event features cocktail aficionado and world-touring musician Brother Cleve, who will present his popular talk on “The History of Music & Cocktails in the 19th Century”. Cleve is a Boston bartending legend who has toured the globe both as a musician and as a speaker. He has presented sold-out seminars at cocktail festivals and events all over the US.
After enjoying an educational lunch with Brother Cleve, ticket holders can then choose from a series of Distiller Talks and Mixology Seminars featuring local craft distillers. The day wraps up with an Evening Cocktail Reception sponsored by Proximo Spirits.
On Sunday, the morning kicks off at 10:30am with a Gospel Soul Brunch at the Portsmouth Sheraton featuring the Sympli Whitney band. Guests will enjoy an impressive Southern Menu including: Southern Eggs Benedict w/Collard Greens, Shrimp & Grits, Chicken & Waffles, Peaches & Cream French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Hash Brown Casserole, Carved Virginia Ham, Omelets to Order, Cornbread Muffins and Hummingbird Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting.
At 3pm on Sunday, The Portsmouth Cocktail Competition kicks off at the Sheraton’s Two Fifty Market and guests continue the cocktail craw through downtown venues like Tuscan Market, The Wilder, The Goat, Franklin Oyster House and more. After the competition, guests vote for Portsmouth’s best cocktail at an awards ceremony.
For tickets and information, visit www.shakeandstirnh.com. This event is strictly 21+ and tickets start at $39.00. The Sheraton Harborside in Portsmouth is handicapped accessible. Discounted room rates are available.
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