The Official Drink of Austin returns as the city’s premier craft cocktail event hosted by the Austin Food & Wine Alliance and Tipsy Texan on Thursday, May 10.  The Fairmont Austin Hotel is now the official hotel partner of the Austin Food & Wine Alliance (AFWA) and will also host this year’s big event.



Early bird tickets go on sale today at and are $55 each for the first 150 tickets.  The regular ticket prices for the cocktail sampling event is $70 online, $85 at the door.  Fairmont Austin will offer two special hotel packages for big event, including the Take the Elevator package and The Gold Standard package.


The Take the Elevator package includes a $199 hotel room rate, a $55 ticket to big event, and discounted parking.  The Gold Standard package includes a $299 hotel room upgrade, access to the Gold Lounge (with breakfast provided the next day in the Lounge), a $55 ticket to the event as well as discounted parking.

The Competition

Eight teams from local bars and restaurants were selected in a rousing citywide competition.  The winning teams will mixup Austin-style cocktails as well as select bites to showcase for the big event at Fairmont Austin, 101 Red River St., from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. to raise funds for culinary grants while trying to capture the title for 2018.


For more information about AFWA, visit, call 512.348.6847, or email Stay up to date with Austin Food & Wine Alliance happenings on Facebook and Twitter

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