Celebrity Cruises Previews Craft Cocktails At SF Chefs

Modern luxury line Celebrity Cruises will preview its brand new onboard craft cocktail experience at the SF Chefs August 3rd after party at Bluestem Brasserie. This will be an opportunity for the public to sample several of Celebrity’s selection of 30 fresh new craft cocktails offered exclusively on its ships.

Celebrity’s new craft cocktail experience was developed through an alliance with local artisanal cocktail developers Hawthorn Beverage Group, founded by noted cocktail creator Josh Durr. The cocktails blend vintage-style liqueurs with fresh ingredients, organic juices and the finest artisanal spirits, resulting in a combination of new-school libations and updated old-school favorites.

Celebrity Cruises is a main sponsor of the SF Chefs August 3rd after party at Bluestem Brasserie. In addition to offering guests craft cocktails, the cruise line will be recreating its Lawn Club experience, the first of its kind onboard a cruise ship. A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck of Celebrity Solstice, the Lawn Club is the place for cruisers to enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere.

The new craft cocktail selections available at the after party will be Celebrity’s “Italian Zombie,” its modern riff on the old-school tiki drink; “Loss of Words,” which is a fresh take on the “Last Word” cocktail; and the delicious “Guatemalan Cooler,” made with rum and watermelon.

“Late Night Luxury: The After Party” begins at 10:00 PM after the SF Chefs Grand Tasting Tent closes for the night. Guests will take a late night voyage into the world of luxury with a delectable selection of Celebrity craft cocktails, Washington Wines and late night nibbles while enjoying the siren sounds of Yacht Rock with DJ Glenny the Karaoke Shark. Participating Restaurants are Host Chef: Francis Hogan – Bluestem Brasserie; Jen Biesty and Tim Nugent – Shakewell Bar & Kitchen; Telmo Faria – Tacolicious; Avery Holt – Puccini & Pinetti; and Jake Kwan-Rosenbush – Stock in Trade. Guests must be 21 or over to attend, and advanced ticket purchases are required through this web page: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/322341?utm_medium=bks

Celebrity Cruises will also be sampling their new craft cocktail selections at their booth under the SF Chefs Grand Tasting Tent throughout the three-day event August 2nd through 4th. Attendees may taste Celebrity’s modern take on the rum-based “Spanish Mule” and the new tequila-based “El Gringo.”

Celebrity’s guests will have the opportunity to indulge in the full, new craft cocktail experience across its modern luxury fleet by the end of 2013.

For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel agent.