Sipping Society Presents Inaugural Fall Cocktail Collection

A celebration of mixology, cuisine and fashion showcasing fall trends

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 24, 2013)Sipping Society will present this year’s ultimate sipping soiree, the inaugural Fall Cocktail Collection, on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6-10 p.m. at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Keep Memory Alive Event Center in downtown Las Vegas. A celebration of mixology, cuisine and fashion, the event will feature top mixologists, chefs and fashion designers showcasing new trends and what should be on everyone’s fall palate and palette.


Mixologists and bartenders from top bars around Las Vegas including Velveteen Rabbit, Vanguard Lounge, Commonwealth and Atomic Liquor as well as “The Modern Mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim will showcase artisanal “cocktail canap├ęs” in three-ounce pours using seasonal ingredients to reflect a “garden to glass” approach. Themed cocktail lounges will surround the event space, including the Martini Lounge, featuring everything classic to molecular martinis; the Latin Lounge, with Latin-inspired artisanal cocktails, tequila and margaritas; the Whiskey and Bourbon Lounge, with drinks straight up, on the rocks, or old fashioned; and the Fall Beer Garden, with seasonal craft beers.


Guests will enjoy generous food pairings from restaurants including KGB, Capo’s Italian Steakhouse, Via Brasil Steakhouse and more, while viewing runway shows and fashion vignettes from top retailers, designers and emerging lines, including men’s clothing store Stitched at The Cosmopolitan, Envy, Ermelinda Manos Designs and Avanseh by Reyna Herrera.


Sipping Society’s founders Irma Aguirre and Cecilia Strieber’s mission is to curate cocktail, culinary and cultural experiences. Aguirre, a restaurateur in the Las Vegas culinary scene for the past eight years and co-founder of two award-winning restaurant concepts partnered with businesswoman and philanthropist Strieber to create the society encompassing their constantly evolving passions. Produced by Adan Van Dam and Charles Howard, The Fall Cocktail Collection is the first of four seasonal events combining the cocktail and culinary world with fashion.


“We believe that each of these worlds -fashion, cocktails, and culinary arts – derive design inspiration from each season’s colors and textures,” said Aguirre. “It only makes sense that we create an event that celebrates each other.”


Strieber added, “Las Vegas has great culinary and fashion talent that are top of the latest trends. We are excited to present this first collection and look forward to collaborating with local brands on our upcoming seasonal events.”


A portion of the proceeds will benefit Keep Memory Alive and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.


Tickets are $55 for presale general admission or $70 at the door and $85 presale VIP or $100 at the door. VIP ticket holders receive access to the VIP lounge featuring top shelf cocktails, exclusive food samplings and a signed copy of Ganim’s book, “The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails.” Tickets are on sale now at Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.


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Based in Las Vegas, Nev., Sipping Society is a cocktail event production company that curates cocktail, culinary and cultural experiences. It is committed to tracking cocktail and culinary trends in order to provide their clients the most innovative, creative menus and event solutions. For more information, visit Keep up with Sipping Society events and news on Facebookand Twitter.