Art of The Cocktail is the biggest cocktail party on the island! With over 900 attendees, 40 exhibitors & over 60 spirits being served, we bring the party to the heart of Victoria for an unforgettable festival of tasting, masterclasses & fun! With a Hollywood glam theme, come dressed to take the Best Dressed Prize of 4 tickets to the Opening Gala of the 25th Victoria Film Festival.


The Grand Tasting 

Discreet. Glamorous. Sophisticated. Old Hollywood style will strike the perfect note for the 2018 Art of the Cocktail theme. Get a chance to sample drinks from the selection of exhibitors present.

Cocktails Up Close

Guided tastings and hands-on opportunities to learn the tricks of making the best cocktails at home.
A great experience to be had with some of  BC’s best bartenders.

Grand Tasting Tickets



Grand Tasting VIP offers limited tickets for 1 hour of sampling starting at 6 pm

Tickets include all food and drink

Regular Grand Tasting sampling beginning at 7 pm

Tickets include all food and drink

Exclusive Art Of The Cocktail Room Rates

DoubleTree by Hilton is providing exclusive room rates to all guests for this years’Art Of The Cocktail.

  • $119 rate for City View Rooms
  • This rate is valid for one night – on Saturday Oct 13, 2018.
  • The booking deadline is by midnight on Friday Oct 12, 2018.
  • If you wishes to extend your stay further and/or book alternate room types, please contact DoubleTree directly at for rates and availability.
  • 48 Hour Cancellation Policy:  One night’s room and tax will be charged for late cancellations and no shows.

Booking a reservation is easy…

1.       Simply click HERE
2.      Click on “Book a Room”
3.      Enter your arrival and departure dates
4.      Then follow the page by page instructions from there

Cocktails Up Close Tickets

11:00am – 12:15pm

1:30pm – 2:45pm

AOTC Seminar
“Set for Success”

Brought to you by
The Botanist Gin, Remy Martin, Cointreau & Mount Gay rum.

Join Remy-Cointreau ambassador Gez McAlpine as we explore the absolute necessities for the optimal home bar setup. Navigate the core classics and associated techniques as well as the easy ways to turn century old beloved cocktails, into your own household signature menu.

AOTC Seminar
“Swiss Army Bartender”

Brought to you by
Vessel Liquor Store and Nimble Bar Co.

Navigate the twists and turns of bar tools and their function through a curated cocktail tasting!

Join Nimble Bar Co. as they take you by the hand as you crush, swizzle, muddle, and mist your way through some tasty classics focusing on the tools and techniques used by professional bartenders.
Learn the nuances and panache of functional flair so you can impress your guests with the perfect serve every time.

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