Midtown Cocktail Week kicks off today and wraps up Sunday.

Your guide to Sacramento’s Midtown Cocktail Week

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Midtown Cocktail Week kicks off today and wraps up Sunday. Here is your guide to the event:

•  In the spirit of spontaneity, we cruised the menu of events for Midtown Cocktail Week, keeping an eye on those pop-ups. Try this sampling, both shaken and stirred.

For the complete list of all the events, visit www.midtowncocktailweek.org or call (916) 596-1952.

•  Photo gallery: 5 favorite drinks for Cocktail Week.

•  Sacramento’s ascendant cocktail scene – as noted by Esquire magazine, with its recent inclusion of Shady Lady Saloon in its top 25 bars in America, and Imbibe magazine, with its multipage spread dedicated to Sacramento in its July issue – can be credited to a core group of veteran bartenders. Andrew Calisterio’s line of POP beverages captures the excitement in a bottle. Read: Andrew Calisterio helps lead Sacramento’s surge in cocktail recognition and Sacramento bars garner national attention.

•  Please exercise patience while waiting for your cocktail. Read The Nosh Pit: Speed back in the mix behind the bar.

•  Keep up with the Food and Drink scene in Sacramento with Feast on Facebook and here. If you’re using Twitter or Instagram to keep up on Cocktail Week, use the hashtag #MCWSac

•  Speaking of cocktails, mermaid Rachel Smith swims in the tank at Dive Bar in downtown Sacramento in July 2014 in this video.

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