Starting a home cocktail bar

Sep 14, 2014

Most of us can't afford having a setup similar to our favorite watering holes, but it is possible to put together a respectable bar at home that allows the novice to make a myriad of classic drinks. View the full articles from the San Antonio Express-News HERE.

Bartenders making their mark with cocktails

Sep 08, 2014

Aside from the bars and eateries, the local scene has become more visible due to events such as the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, now in its fourth year, and Tiki Week, which celebrates the cocktail through fruity, elaborate drinks. View the full article from the San Antonio Express-News HERE.

 

Introducing the Rosso Corsa

Sep 08, 2014

Bohanan's bartenders Jordan Corney and Alex Smith make two delicious drinks. The Rosso Corsa is the signature drink of the 2015 San Antonio Cocktail Conference. West Stone also joins the segment to talk about the launch party for Cocktail Journals. View the full Daytime @ Nine segment HERE.

 

Houston Street Charities names executive director

Jul 29, 2014

Houston Street Charities, a nonprofit created by Bohanan’s to manage the San Antonio Cocktail Conference and other charitable efforts, named Cathy Siegel its executive director. Read more from mySA HERE.

 

SACC 2014 Presents $100,000 to HeartGift San Antonio and ChildSafe

Mar 20, 2014

Mark Bohanan—owner and executive chef of Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, and creator of San Antonio Cocktail Conference—presented a check for $100,000 to HeartGift San Antonio and ChildSafe to support their missions, both of which center around saving the lives of children. Read more from Flicks and Food HERE.

SA Cocktail Conference raises $100,000 for 2 local charities

Mar 19, 2014

San Antonio's Cocktail Conference in January wasn't just a great party, it was also for a great cause. View the full segment from KSAT-12 HERE.

 

SA Cocktail Conference Donates $100,000 to Charities

Mar 19, 2014

The collective hangover has subsided from this year’s San Antonio Cocktail Conference, and it’s time to pop some more bubbly. On Wednesday afternoon, Mark Bohanan, owner of Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood and creator of the SACC presented a $100,000 check to HeartGift San Antonio and ChildSafe during a press conference. Read the San Antonio Current's full post HERE.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference donates $100,000

Mar 19, 2014

The San Antonio Cocktail Conference presented a check for $100,000 to HeartGift San Antonio and ChildSafe Wednesday afternoon. Read more from the San Antonio Express-News HERE.

Top trends from San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Jan 24, 2014

"Most of us have recovered from the third San Antonio Cocktail Conference by now, so let's take a moment to reflect on several highlights and trends." Read the complete list from the San Antonio Express-News HERE.

Scenes from the 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Jan 23, 2014

"Taking place January 16-19, the 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference was four days of seminars, parties, tastings, events, tacos and general good times in the hotels, bars and theaters of San Antonio." Read the Cocktail Enthusiast's full blog post HERE.

More notes on the San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Jan 22, 2014

Liquid Austin's Arianna Auber reflects on the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, "a long weekend of seminars and parties that celebrates and explores all things cocktail-related." Read her full blog post HERE.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference: Maturing, Precocious, Tipsy

Jan 22, 2014

“Last weekend, the 3rd edition of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference brought a eager pack of bartenders, restaurant owners, and cocktail fans to the Sheraton Gunter Hotel and a variety of downtown-area venues including Hotel Havana and the Majestic Theatre. Eater takes you inside three fabulous, boozy days dedicated to all things cocktail.” View the full article from Eater Austin HERE.

Impressions of the Cocktail Conference

Jan 20, 2014

"Homegrown, this conference has gained his quality in just three years. There are seminars and networking. Industry media show up. Most importantly, there are the main, drinking events. Maybe it's our experience as a party-throwing town. Maybe it really is the budding cocktail scene in S.A. I'm not sure. But it'sundeniably successful." Read the full blog post from The Downtown Blog HERE.

3rd annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference gains international interest

Jan 18, 2014

"The 3rd annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference is bringing people in from all over the world to delve into the craft of pouring out the perfect cocktails." View the full segment from KENS-5 HERE.

 

Cocktail Conference 2014: Opening Night

Jan 17, 2014

San Antonio Cocktail Conference's "opening ceremony at the Majestic Theatre was a boozy bacchanal complete with abundant food, solid jams, and 25 bars serving up specialty cocktails." Read the full blog post from The Rivard Report HERE.

5 Can’t-Miss Cocktail Conference Events

Jan 16, 2014

"Into cocktails but an all-access pass isn’t in the cards for you? Here are five events for budget-conscious boozers." Check out the complete list from SA Current HERE.

Cocktail Conference: The madness behind the scenes

Jan 15, 2014

"While guests sip the night away, 200 volunteers will be scurrying behind the scenes to make the event seamless." Read the full story from the San Antonio Express-News HERE.

A Drinking Pro’s San Antonio Cocktail Conference Survival Guide

Jan 15, 2014

"Here’s some useful advice right out of the gate: Take both an aspirin and a potent multi-vitamin at night following each day of shameless cocktail consumption at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference or others." Check out SA Current's complete survival guide to SACC HERE.

Behind-the-Scenes at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Jan 15, 2014

"One could speculate about the success of the massive event. Maybe it’s because it’s the first of its kind in Texas, or because 100 percent of the proceeds go toward saving children’s lives … or simply because the conference brings together some of bartending’s best minds all hawking expertly made cocktails. Whatever the reason, none of it would be possible without the team behind the conference." Read the full story from SA Current HERE.

 

Spirits star at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Jan 09, 2014

"Liquor does not flow freely until after seminars have ended at most conferences. But spirits will be the star of the show this week at the third annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference, which offers classes, soirees and after-parties downtown." Read the full story from the San Antonio Express-News HERE.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference: Shaking it up for Good

Jan 01, 2014

"Even though the San Antonio Cocktail Conference (SACC) is cool, educational, fun, entertaining and, most importantly, philanthropic, it largely remains a mystery to most locals. Yet after two successful years it’s already a must-do for those in the know." View the full article from San Antonio Magazine HERE.

SAMSAYS: EOY Wrapping

Dec 27, 2013

"There’s no brushing off the hair of the dog. You’ll continue to need it from Jan. 16 – 19 as the third annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference fills your days and nights." View the full article from SAMSAYS HERE.

Chef Mark Bohanan On Visiting The 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Dec 18, 2013

"In 2012, Chef Mark Bohanan threw the inaugural edition of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Designed as a regional alternative to Tales Of The Cocktail and Manhattan Cocktail Classic, the festival is a hybrid event that appeals to both industry insiders and passionate cocktail fans." View the full article from Eater Austin HERE.

Cheers! To San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Dec 01, 2013

“Cheers! To San Antonio Cocktail Conference” View the full article from On The Town EZine HERE.

 

A Love Affair with Liquids: Behind the Scenes of San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2014

Dec 01, 2013

"One of a limited number of cocktail conferences in the U.S. is held right here in the Alamo City from Jan. 16-19, 2014. But what does it actually take to entertain and educate aficionados and newcomers during the largest cocktail weekend in Texas?" View the full article from Food & Beverage Magazine HERE.

Bohanan’s Drive to Develop San Antonio’s Dining Experience and Give Back to Community

Nov 10, 2013

“Bohanan’s Drive to Develop San Antonio’s Dining Experience and Give Back to Community.” View the full article from Flicks and Food HERE.

 

San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Nov 08, 2013

“San Antonio Cocktail Conference.” View San Antonio Living's full segment HERE.

 

Cocktail Conference Names Two Children’s Charities as 2014 Beneficiaries

Oct 29, 2013

“Cocktail Conference Names Two Children’s Charities as 2014 Beneficiaries.” View the full article from Flicks and Food HERE.

 

SACC2014 is about to booze up San Antonio!

Sep 19, 2013

"SACC2014 is about to booze up San Antonio!" Read the full story from Puro Pinche HERE.

Salud! San Antonio Cocktail Conference Is Back (And Bigger) In 2014

Sep 17, 2013

"Salud! San Antonio Cocktail Conference Is Back (And Bigger) In 2014." Read the full story from the Austinist HERE.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2014 Raises the Bar

Sep 16, 2013

“San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2014 Raises the Bar.” Read the full story from Flicks and Food HERE.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference Releases Event Schedule

Sep 11, 2013

"San Antonio Cocktail Conference Releases Event Schedule" Read the full story from the San Antonio Current HERE.

Best Cocktail Festivals in America

Feb 22, 2013

"With the craft cocktail movement showing no signs of slowing down, bartenders and mixologists are really having their moment. Here are five fun and fabulous cocktail festivals for tipplers to indulge in their passion for spirits and be the first to sip hand-crafted cocktails." Read the full story from Fodor's HERE.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference: That’s a Wrap

Jan 21, 2013

"By all accounts, the second San Antonio Cocktail Conference was a smashing success." Read the full story from the San Antonio Express-News here, "San Antonio Cocktail Conference: That's a Wrap."

Daytime @ Nine - Cocktail Minute with Jake

Dec 28, 2012

Jake Corney, Head Bartender at Bohanan's mixes up a Dominicana. View Daytime @ Nine's full segment here, "Cocktail Minute with Jake."

Daytime @ Nine - HeartGift

Dec 28, 2012

Daytime at Nine's Cassandra Lazenby documented baby Samuel's journey to life-saving heart surgery provided by HeartGift San Antonio. View the first installment of this Daytime @ Nine segment here, "HeartGift."

San Antonio Travel Guide

Dec 27, 2012

"From January 17-20, enjoy the best cocktails San Antonio has to offer." Read the San Antonio Travel Guide's full story here, "San Antonio Travel Guide."

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Dec 27, 2012

'The San Antonio Cocktail Conference started off 2012 with a big, long sip, inspiring some to serve and others to lounge. It’s coming around again." Read San Antonio Magazine's full story here, "Looking Back, Moving Forward." 

Jazz up your January with the Cocktail Conference

Dec 26, 2012

San Antonio Living stopped by Bohanan's to mix up classic cocktails with head bartender, Jake Corney and talk about the SA Cocktail Conference with spokesperson, Cathy Siegel. View SA Living's full segment here, "Jazz up your January with the Cocktail Conference."

Cocktails Expected to Create Stir in Downtown San Antonio

Dec 21, 2012

"Bohanan’s Restaurant & Bar is spearheading the effort for the second annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference, to be held Thursday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 20 in numerous bars and hotels across downtown San Antonio, designed to revive 'the art of the cocktail.'" Read the San Antonio Business Journal's full story here, "Cocktails Expected to Create Stir in Downtown San Antonio."

Daytime @ Nine - Esquire Tavern and SoHo Wine & Martini Bar

Dec 21, 2012

"Cathy Siegel, with San Antonio Cocktail Conference, talks about the conference and how tickets would be a great gift. Houston Eaves, Esquire Tavern Bar Manager, and Lutfy Flores, owner of SoHo Wine & Martini Bar, show us some samples of what kind of cocktails to expect at their respective events." View Daytime @ Nine's full segment here, "San Antonio Cocktail Conference."

Cocktail Conference: Shaken or Stirred?

Dec 19, 2012

"The second annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference is itself on tap for January 17-20, and it promises to be big." Read San Antonio Current's full story here, "Cocktail Conference: Shaken or Stirred?" 

Cocktail Conference Stirring Things Up in San Antonio

Dec 17, 2012

"From Jan. 17 through Jan. 20, various downtown-area venues will take part in the Second Annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference. The event will make the Alamo City the hot spot for cocktail novices and enthusiasts, industry experts and sponsors." Read the San Antonio Business Journal's full story here, "Cocktail Conference Stirring Things Up in San Antonio."

Through the Grapevine: Cocktail Conference Upping Ante.

Dec 09, 2012

"The first conference was a smashing success for many reasons. It gave national exposure to a fairly new cocktail scene in San Antonio and Texas. It brought in big names in the industry to share their skills and knowledge. But most important, it raised $57,000 for HeartGift." Read the San Antonio Express-News' full story here, "Through the Grapevine: Cocktail Conference Upping Ante."

Daytime @ Nine - Chad Carey of The Monterey

Dec 07, 2012

"Chad Carey, Co-Owner of The Monterey, shows us a great looking brunch dish and talks their involvement with the San Antonio Cocktail Conference." View Daytime @ Nine's full segment here, "Chad Carey of The Monterey."

Daytime @ Nine - Cocktail Friday with Bohanan’s

Dec 07, 2012

On Cocktail Friday, Jake Corney, Bohanan's head bartender, shows us how to make a brunch cocktail called the Golden Cadillac. View Daytime @ Nine's full segment here, "Cocktail Friday."

SavorSA.com - Salud! SA Cocktail Conference Back for Another Round in January

Dec 06, 2012

"The San Antonio Cocktail Conference, which premiered in San Antonio this past January, is coming back after the new year with promises of a little more of everything." Read SavorSA's full story here, "Salud! SA Cocktail Conference Back for Another Round in January."

Austinist - Drinks: San Antonio Cocktail Conference Returns in January

Nov 21, 2012

"After an impressive debut last year, the San Antonio Cocktail Conference returns for a second run." Read the Austinist's full story here, "Drinks: San Antonio Cocktail Conference Returns in January."

Austin360.com - San Antonio Cocktail Conference Returns; Tickets on Sale Thursday

Nov 15, 2012

Austin360.com Blogger, Emma Janzen got the 411 on the 2013 San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Read the full story here, "San Antonio Cocktail Conference Returns; Tickets on Sale Thursday."

StarChefs.com - San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Jan 30, 2012

Several staff members from StarChefs.com were in town throughout the inaugural San Antonio Cocktail Conference. View the photos from their time in San Antonio here, "StarChefs.com - San Antonio Cocktail Conference."

John Lermayer’s Interactive Cocktail Lab

Jan 27, 2012

About.com Cocktail columnist, Colleen Graham attended Interactive Cocktail Lab, a seminar where participants learned first-hand how to "shake drinks, cut garnishes, stir and rim, and came out with a far deeper understanding of the basics." View the full post here, "John Lermayer's Interactive Cocktail Lab."

About the San Antonio Cocktail Conference

Jan 26, 2012

About.com Cocktail columnist, Colleen Graham talked up the San Antonio Cocktail Conference in her blog just before the big event. View the full post here, "About the San Antonio Cocktail Conference."

Cocktail Hour Will Last for Four Days in SA

Jan 22, 2012

San Antonio Express-News Spirits writer, Jennifer McInnis talked all things San Antonio Cocktail Conference the weekend before our inaugural event. Read the full story here, "Cocktail Hour Will Last for Four Days in SA."

Eat My Words: Pourology 101 Comes to San Antonio

Jan 18, 2012

Texas Monthly Executive Editor, Patricia Sharp blogged about the San Antonio Cocktail Conference in her blog, Eat My Words. Read the full post here, "Pourology 101 Comes to San Antonio."

It’s Sasha’s World, We Just Drink Here (If We’re Lucky)

Jan 18, 2012

The San Antonio Current chatted with world-renowned bar owner, Sasha Petraske about San Antonio, his ambitions, and all things in between, including the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Read more here, "It's Sasha's World, We Just Drink Here (If We're Lucky)"

Sasha Petraske Shows His San Antonio Love

Jan 17, 2012

Food Republic blogged about Sasha Petraske, one of the pioneers of the cocktail renaissance and about the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Read the full post here, "Sasha Petraske Shows His San Antonio Love."

One on One with Mark Bohanan

Jan 16, 2012

Meet Mark Bohanan, the Owner/Executive Chef of Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood and the man behind the upcoming San Antonio Cocktail Conference. "One on One with Mark Bohanan."

San Antonio Cocktail Conference Raises The Bar

Jan 15, 2012

The San Antonio Cocktail Conference made the front page of the Taste section in this story by columnist, Jennifer McInnis. Read the full story here, "San Antonio Cocktail Conference Raises The Bar."

Cocktail Conference Contest

Jan 13, 2012

With a little help from Jake of Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood and Lu of SoHo Wine & Martini Bar, Monica and Miriam of KABB FOX 29's Daytime @ Nine went head-to-head in a cocktail throwdown, with HeartGift San Antonio Executive Director Cathy Siegel choosing the winner. View the entire segment to see whose cocktail came out on top, "Cocktail Conference Contest."

Drinks: San Antonio To Host Inaugural Cocktail Conference This Month

Jan 11, 2012

The Austinist blogged about the inaugural San Antonio Cocktail Conference and how Texas is creating a buzz on the cocktail scene. Read the entire post here, "Drinks: San Antonio To Host Inaugural Cocktail Conference This Month."

NSIDE - Cocktail Conference

Jan 11, 2012

HeartGift San Antonio, Bohanan's Prime Steaks & Seafood and NSIDE Magazine sat with San Antonio Living's Shelly Miles to talk up the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. View the entire interview here, "NSIDE - Cocktail Conference."

HeartGift Saves Lives

Jan 06, 2012

‎HeartGift San Antonio's Executive Director, Cathy Siegel, spoke with KABB FOX 29's Ernie Zuniga about how HeartGift is working on bringing in another child for life-saving heart surgery and how participation in the inaugural San Antonio Cocktail Conference helps make that happen. View the entire interview here, "HeartGift Saves Lives."

Cocktail Friday

Jan 06, 2012

‎San Antonio Cocktail Conference Event Coordinator, Jenny Rabb and Bohanan's bartender, Jake Corney stopped by Daytime @ Nine to talk SA Cocktail Conference, aperitifs and digestifs. Check out the full segment here, "San Antonio Cocktail Conference."

Bartenders Mix It Up For Good Cause At Cocktail Conference

Jan 06, 2012

San Antonio Business Journal columnist, Andi Rodriguez, wrote about how the San Antonio Cocktail Conference is helping children from developing countries receive life-saving surgeries. View the entire story here, "Bartenders Mix It Up For A Good Cause At Cocktail Conference." 

S.A. Cocktail Conference Building Momentum

Jan 06, 2012

Downtown San Antonio blogger, Ben Olivo, wrote about the excitement building up around the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Read the full post here, "S.A. Cocktail Conference Building Momentum."

Texas’ First Cocktail Conference Debuts in San Antonio

Jan 04, 2012

Emma Janzen of the Austin American-Statesman and Austin 360, blogged about Texas' first cocktail conference. Read the full blog post here, "Texas' First Cocktail Conference Debuts in San Antonio."

Cocktail Friday with Ocho Lounge at Hotel Havana

Dec 23, 2011

Ocho Lounge Bartender, Meg McGuire and Bohanan's Manager, Carlos Faz stopped by Fox News First to mix up cocktails and talk about the upcoming San Antonio Cocktail Conference. View the full segment here, "Cocktail Friday."

Sasha Petraske Is Launching A Cocktail Conference

Dec 21, 2011

On December 21, 2011, Grub Street, New York Magazine's food and restaurant blog wrote a blog post about cocktail connoisseur, Sasha Petraske and his role in the inaugural San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Read the full post, "Sasha Petraske Is Launching A Cocktail Conference."

San Antonio Cocktail Conference Tickets On Sale

Dec 21, 2011

On December 21, 2011, the San Antonio Express-News wrote about San Antonio Cocktail Conference tickets being on sale. Read the full article, "San Antonio Cocktail Conference Tickets on Sale."

Sasha Petraske Founds A Cocktail Conference

Dec 20, 2011

On December 20, 2011, New York Times, Imbibe, and Saveur.com writer, Robert Simonson blogged about Sasha Petraske and the inaugural San Antonio Cocktail Conference. Read the full post, "Off The Presses: Sasha Petraske Founds A Cocktail Conference."

HeartGift Helps Another Child

Dec 16, 2011

HeartGift Executive Director, Cathy Siegel talked to Fox News First anchors, Ernie Zuniga and Monica Taylor about Jose, a 15-year old patient from Honduras. Jose was brought to San Antonio by HeartGift to have surgery to repair a hole in his heart. Proceeds from the inaugural San Antonio Cocktail Conference will go to HeartGift. View the full segment here, "HeartGift Helps Another Child."

Cocktail Friday with Cinco Vodka

Dec 16, 2011

CINCO Vodka co-founder, Kim Azar and Bohanan's Bartender stopped by Fox News First to mix up an Ivy Gimlet and talk about the upcoming San Antonio Cocktail Conference. View the full segment here, "Cocktail Friday."

About.com Booze News: December 14

Dec 14, 2011

About.com Cocktail columnist, Colleen Graham featured the San Antonio Cocktail Conference in the December 14 edition of Booze News. View the full post here, Booze News: December 14, 2011

Cocktail Friday with SoHo Wine & Martini Bar

Dec 09, 2011

SoHo Wine & Martini Bar co-owner, Lu Flores and Bohanan's Manager, Carlos Faz stopped by Fox News First to mix some drinks and talk about the upcoming San Antonio Cocktail Conference. View the full segment here, "Cocktail Friday."

Cocktail Conference Will Raise Money for HeartGift

Dec 02, 2011

HeartGift San Antonio Executive Director, Cathy Siegel and Bohanan's bartender, Jake Corney were in the Fox News First studios talking to Ernie Zuniga about large format ice and the upcoming San Antonio Cocktail Conference. View the full segment here, "Cocktail Conference Will Raise Money for HeartGift."

Mixing Things Up Downtown

Nov 03, 2011

The November/December issue of On the Town E-Zine features the inside scoop on the San Antonio Cocktail Conference.  Read it here, "Mixing Things Up Downtown."

SA Cocktail Conference is coming! Be there or be Square!

Aug 11, 2011

Shortly after the Express News ran the first article mentioning the conference, Texas Yankee picked up on the scoop.  Read their blog post, "SA Cocktail Conference is coming! Be there or be Square!" on TexasYankee.org.

Cocktail Festivals Hope to Create More Enthusiasts

Aug 10, 2011

 

On August 10, 2011 The San Antonio Express News first gave mention to the San Antonio Cocktail Conference as the buzz started spreading around local bartenders.  Read the full article, "Cocktail Festivals Hope to Create More Enthusaists."

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