The Trail to Tales: Check Your Bag
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pack your bags and join us for The Trail to Tales: a spirited journey from Barton Springs to the Bayou.
Trails to Tales at Volstead Lounge is an All-Day Happy Hour spotlighting spirits and the culture that inspires them.

Tuesday, July 16th
Check Your Bag Industry Party
• Cocktail competition featuring mystery bottles from your favorite Rep’s bags
• Bartender Spelling Competition on the back patio – hosted by Mark Grubb
• Spirits Trivia with Tom Koerner
• Worst Moment Bartending Stories (5-minute limit per story-teller) – hosted by Jeannette
• Event bulletin board for Tales parties hosted by spirits and reps
• 5-10pm with your favorite east-side bartender, Keegan!
• El Borracho Tacos opens at 7pm

No Cover | 21+

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⬇️ About the Bartender Competition ⬇️
Chopped-Style “Check Your Bag” Cocktail Competition – hosted By Volstead Lounge
From Alaska to the Southwest to Lufthansa, come be on the Frontier of cocktailing. Create an original cocktail that’ll make the judge’s taste buds soar. Enter and win, or be JetBlue.

Must be a working bartender. Work with the ingredients provided to create a cocktail on the fly. You will find out your spirit day of.

– Drinks can have up to 5 ingredients (not including bitters, ice, or garnish).
– Your drink will feature
[.75-1oz for shooters] or [1.5 oz for cocktails] of your given spirit
and contain no more than
[.75 oz total for shooters] or [.75 oz each for cocktails] of any other modifier.
– You will create a cocktail or shooter-style shot.
– Cocktails may fit in either 9 or 12-ounce cups, and not contain more than 3 ounces of alcoholic ingredients. Make one cocktail that judges will taste
– Shooters will be no more than 2 ounces total volume. Make one shooter per judge.

– Cocktails will be judged on: creativity, crushability, complexity, vibe.

Prizes for bartenders: to be announced
Prize for the spirit in the winning cocktail: Placement on the back bar at Volstead for one year

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