In anticipation of Arizona Cocktail Week, some lucky Yelp Elites were invited to attend An Elite Kick-Off To Arizona Cocktail Week at the Montelucia on a beautiful Arizona night, for an evening that included a cocktail competition, delicious food, live music and raffle prizes!
Don Julio welcomed Yelp Elites to an official USBG (United States Bartender Guild) Don Julio Cocktail Competition. Throughout the night, the Elites enjoyed custom cocktail creations from each of the five bartender finalists. Once they decided on their favorite drink, they placed a Yelp playing card in the bartender's bowl. The winning cocktail will be announced at the Yelp Don Julio Lounge during Arizona Cocktail Week's Cocktail Carnival on Saturday, Feb 16th (score a Yelp discount here!).
In between sips of the Don Julio cocktails, a rep from Don Julio educated the Elites on the brand itself, all while Montelucia served up several stations of food that included two types of tacos, two types of quesadillas and a guac, chips and salsa station! The event was against the pictersque backdrop of the Montelucia patio overlooking their pool and Camelback Mountain and the music provided by guitarist, Chris Jacome, made the night complete.
When the Elites weren't drinking Don Julio cocktails and eating Montelucia bites, they kept their eyes peeled to the @Yelpphx Twitter handle to win prizes during the "What's in your bag" game. @YelpPhx tweeted about miscellaneous items throughout the night and the first Yelper to prove they had it in their bag won prizes to the seminars at Arizona Cocktail Week!
A special thank you goes out to Arizona Cocktail Week, Don Julio and the Montelucia for hosting such a special evening for the Elites. Take a look at the pictures, courtesy of Wrap Arizona and don't forget to look at the five star reviews from the night! If you want to taste the wining cocktail, score a special Yelp price of $35 for the Cocktail Carnival at the Valley Ho on Saturday, February 16th.
See you next time!
Yelp Phoenix Community Manager