Inaugural Thirst Boston festival November 9-11 at Hotel Commonwealth in the Back Bay

Coming soon to Boston is a new spirited cocktail and drinking festival founded by four longtime industry professionals, Brandy Rand, Andrew Dietz, TJ Connelly and Maureen Hautanemi. The event brings together bartenders, beverage connoisseurs, restaurateurs and other industry professionals to showcase fine beverages, creative mixology and more.

On Sunday, Nov. 9, at The Esplanade in the Hotel Commonwealth, second floor, the Bartender Blender Event showcases frozen libations with a battle among 12 top bartenders in partnership with the Boston Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. The challenge includes attendees voting for the winner. Tiki attire is strong encouraged!

Bartenders and featured spirits will be:

· Clinton Terry from Boarding House blending Don Q Rum · Ezra Star from Drink – Plantation Rum · Jess Li from Trina’s Starlite blending Cruzan Rum · Josh Taylor from West Bridge blending Bully Boy Rum · Joy Richard from Citizen blending Ron Zacapa Rum · Kevin Mabry from JM Curley blending Olmeca Altos Tequila · Kevin Martin from Eastern Standard blending Berkshire Ragged Mountain Rum · Ran Duan from The Baldwin at Sichuan Garden blending Bacardi Rum · Ryan McGrale from Tavern Road blending Ferrand Dry Curacao · Sam Gabrielli from Russell House blending Privateer Rum · Sam Treadway from Back Bar blending Disaronno · Ted Kilpatrick from No 9 Park – Combier Additional sponsors include: Red Stripe beer, Vitamix blenders, ShakeStir. 

Tickets are $50 per person and the event runs from 8 to 11 p.m. Visit Image for more information.

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