Each fall for the past three years we have had the pleasure of documenting the Ultimate Cocktail Experience charity event. For the past two years, this event was hosted in the heart of downtown Dallas at Klyde Warren Park. As we prepared for the UCE 2018 it occurred to us that we had not yet featured the past events on the blog…something we wanted to quickly correct.
In order to understand just how much we LOVE this event, you will need to know a little about the charity it supports. Bryan and Stacey Townsend founded Trigger’s Toys after a trip to the pediatric floor of the hospital with his dog, Trigger, ignited their passion to help children in desperate need of medical care. 100% of the proceeds raised at the annual UCE event supports that mission and has provided care, equipment, and resources to children and families that would have have been able to otherwise afford them.
As the Vice President of Global Sales for The 86 Company, Bryan figured what better way to raise money than to bring his two worlds together. The Ultimate Cocktail Experience assembles mixologists from all over the world and engages them in an epic craft cocktail competition. Team captains work with a designer to construct their bar style and facade, assemble a team to create their cocktail recipe and serve the crowd. The competition is fierce and the stakes high as these teams work tirelessly to create an epicurean experience they hope will win them the coved UCE trophy.
Stay tuned for posts about this year’s captains and the 2018 UCE hosted at The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum.
Here is the LINK to the event professionals that sponsored and contributed to the success of the 2017 Ultimate Cocktail Experience!