Autumn Entertaining: Hands-on Cocktail Class with El Tesoro Tequila

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Take your tequila game and entertaining skills to the next level!

CUESA and El Tesoro® invite you to the CUESA Kitchen for an afternoon of farm-fresh cocktails in the heart of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall at this one of a kind craft cocktail class. Experiment with bountiful September produce like apples, pears, pomegranates, and persimmons. You’ll create delicious punches and cocktails, perfect to put in your repertoire for the upcoming holiday season!

You’ll receive hands-on instruction by a dynamic duo of cocktail professionals. Led by El Tesoro Brand Ambassador Luis Navarro and Elmer Mejicanos of Lillie Coit’s, this class blends the history and knowledge of industry vets with the tricks of the trade you can’t get anywhere else.


Join us!

  • Toast to the start of the class with a warm “hot toddy” welcome cocktail paired with fresh fall produce and fragrant herbs

  • Learn about the different expressions of El Tesoro hand-crafted tequila and learn about this spirit’s roots in sustainable agriculture

  • Learn how to pair peak-season produce with tequila to create an unforgettable craft cocktail that can be scaled up to a crowd-pleasing punch

  • Create an elegant and impressive cocktail service with custom spice-rimmed glasses and by learning to garnish with fresh herbs and sun-dried produce

  • Incorporate insider tips from experienced tequila bartenders to perfect the creation of craft cocktails from start to finish

  • Meet your local farmers for an inside look at how to select the most flavorful and delicious fall produce for your libations

  • Walk away with a personalized spice blend to rim your cocktail glasses and learn which spices you can find at the farmers market

  • Snack on delicious, cocktail-friendly bites

About El Tesoro

El Tesoro is a truly unique, ultra-premium tequila that is double-distilled to proof. Created in the painstakingly traditional way, El Tesoro uses a Tahona wheel to crush the agave piñas before distillation at La Alteña Distillery, founded in 1937 by Don Felipe Camarena.


Since launching the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market 25 years ago, CUESA’s mission has been to bring farmers and urban dwellers of all ages together to create a world where fresh, sustainably grown food is at the center of everyone’s plate, and family farming is viable for generations to come. Proceeds from the class provide vital funds for CUESA’s education programs like Foodwise Kids and Schoolyard to Market, which empower the next generation of healthy eaters.

Photo by Jennifer Schmidt.