Craft Lake City Presents: Craft Cocktail Workshop with Vida Tequila at Finca Restaurant

Salt Lake City, Feb 20, 2017—Craft Lake City and Finca present the return of Craft Lake City’s Craft Cocktail Workshop series. Join us and Vida Tequila at Finca on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. for an evening of spirited tastings and cocktail education.

Craft Lake City’s craft cocktail workshops highlight local liquor companies in Utah and offer the opportunity to learn from artisanal spirit enthusiasts. The Feb. 22 cocktail workshop will feature a tequila education and tasting by Vida Tequila Spirit Expert Amy Brownstein. Workshop participants will learn how Vida Tequila processes the humble agave plant into a complex and full-bodied tequila. Finca will provide “pintxos” (small bites), and Bar Manager Natalie Hamilton will give a hands-on cocktail recipe demonstration.

“We had so much fun teaching this workshop in 2016,” says Brownstein. “We love working with Natalie and Finca and can’t wait to have people try our tequila at this year’s first craft cocktail workshop!”

There is a $50 material fee. Must be 21 or older to register. Pre-registration is required. Sign-up here. Visit  or our Facebook  for more information. Finca is located at 327 W. 200 S., Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

Workshop Attendance Policy: Participants are required to arrive and check-in with the Craft Lake City Workshop Coordinator five minutes before the workshop begins or their spot will be given to a participant on the waitlist. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins and check in with our Workshop Coordinator. You will be added to the waitlist to take the place of an absent participant’s spot. First-come, first-served, waitlisters are not guaranteed admittance.

About Finca: As part of the Pago Restaurant group (which includes Pago, East Liberty Tap House and Hub & Spoke Diner) Finca is committed to sourcing local and sustainable food, reducing waste and using environmentally responsible practices. Offering a made-from-scratch menu including breads, pastries, house-cured and house-smoked meats and ingredients of the highest quality, Finca shows their commitment to elegant and refined cuisine with a deep respect and advocacy for local products.

About Vida Tequila: VIDA TEQUILA was founded in 2003 by John and Lisa Barlow. Their tequila is produced in Arandas, Mexico using only traditional methods from the planting of the Tequilana Weber Blue Agave to bottling. The process for making VIDA TEQUILA is similar to that of champagne and wine. VIDA TEQUILA is committed to making the purest tequila. Only the finest parts of the agave plants are used, and the juice is distilled twice before bottling and aging. VIDA TEQUILA’s portfolio includes a Blanco (bottled after distillation), Reposado (aged six months in American White Oak barrels), and Añejo (aged 24 months in French Oak barrels). The most discerning critics — Paul Pacult of Spirits Journal, Kara Newman of Wine Enthusiast, and Meredith May of Tasting Panel — give VIDA TEQUILA rating scores ranging from 94–97. Furthermore, Wine Enthusiast placed VIDA TEQUILA in their Top 50 Spirits, and VIDA TEQUILA won the prestigious Agave Challenge.

About Craft Lake City: We are a 501-(c3) charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2017 DIY Festival will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 11 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m.

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