Party Under the Palms: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Summer Sips, Oaktown Style

Unwind under the palm trees at Jack London Square with the coolest craft cocktails as CUESA and the United States Bartenders Guild kick off the first Oakland edition of the popular Cocktails of the Farmers Market series. Let talented East Bay bartenders and chefs perk up your palate with innovative drinks and delectable bites showcasing stone fruit, melons, berries, tomatoes, and other peak-season produce from the Jack London Square Farmers Market.

At this outdoor happy hour party, guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails featuring Don Julio tequila, Don Q rum, and Ketel One vodka, along with hors d’oeuvres and unlimited sample-size drinks. The scenic Palm Plaza—soon to be the new home of the Jack London Square Farmers Market on Sundays—transforms into your beach getaway, where you can sway to summer tunes, play fun farmers market games, and savor the waterfront sunset, all with refreshing summer sips in hand. Music provided by OAKHELLA, featuring DJ Fresh Daily.

All proceeds from the evening support CUESA’s healthy food and agriculture education initiatives, and the USBG’s professional development programs.

Don’t miss our first East Bay party, and the last Cocktails of the Farmers Market of 2017!


Bartenders include:

Nikhil & Samuel Jimenez, Blind Tiger 
Tamir Ben Shalom & Deedee Barton, Bull Valley Roadhouse
Watson Henderson, Le Cheval
Douglas Bedford, The Double Standard
Sherry Legend & Tinamarie Brackett, Fort Green
Tabatha Vonmohn, Jessica Maria & Ava Anderson, Hotsy Totsy Club
Rick Dobbs & Jesse Peterson, The Last Word
Julie Anna Figueras, The Miranda
Pilar Vree & Matt Harrison, Penrose
Jared Hirsch, Sidebar
Kat Bushnell, Starline Social Club
Daniel Sheel & Robbie Conroy, Tupper & Reed and East Bay Spice Company

Presenting spirits include:
Don Julio, Don Q, and Ketel One

Tasting spirits include:
Arkansas Black, Back Bar Project, Black Cow Vodka, Corbin Cash, Cutwater Spirits, Do Good Distillery, Lo Fi Aperitifs, Spiritworks Distillery, St. George Spirits

Non-alcoholic sips from the following:
La Vie: Wellness in a Bottle
Drink Q Soo

Bites from:
Blind Tiger
Bull Valley Roadhouse
Le Cheval
Shades of Sugar Bakeshop
V El Patio
Venga Paella

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is a mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Founded in 1994, CUESA operates Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland on Sundays, and the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco three days a week.

About the USBG
The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.

Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.

Photos by CUESA, Colson Griffith, and Living in the O.