San Antonio Cocktail Conference

San Antonio Cocktail ConferenceThe folks over at the Bar at Bohanan’s are organizing the first-ever San Antonio Cocktail Conference, set to take place January 26-29, 2012. Ocho Lounge at the Havana, Soho Wine and Martini Bar, and Rio San Antonio Cruises are co-sponsors. The three bars, along with the Esquire Tavern will serve as a venues for conference events. (Personally, I’d like to see Bar du Mon Ami in the mix. Hint, hint!)

Recently, Jennifer McInnis of the Express-News reported about the conference on

“Bohanan’s is working with its consultant, Sasha Petraske, who is also the proprietor of Milk and Honey in New York City. Petraske’s involvement has attracted attention within the industry, and he is the reason many of the classes will be taught by bartenders from some of the best establishments in New York City, such as Death & Co. and Dutch Kills.

“At night, local bars — Bar at Bohanan’s, Ocho, Soho and the Esquire — will host events, and the plan is to feature Texas bartenders…”

According to the conference website, proceeds will benefit HeartGift,

“…a group of surgeons, pediactric cardiologists, medical personnel, volunteers, and host families dedicated to providing life-saving heart surgery to disadvantaged children living in developing countries where specialized treatment is scarce or nonexsistent. Since its establishment in 2000, HeartGift has helped more than 120 children in 22 countries on five continents.”

Check out for details. Also check out the conference’s Facebook page.

Should be a fun weekend! Maybe plan to take Monday (and Tuesday?) off from work to recover!

Originally posted as SA Cocktail Conference is coming! Be there or be Square! on Texas Yankee. Used with permission.