Libations for Liberation

May 20, 2021 @ 6:00PM — 7:30PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Support 18 Reasons' efforts to liberate low-income families in the Bay Area from the pressures of food insecurity

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A whirlwind tour behind the bar with 10 of our chefs

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Event description:

Join us in celebrating National Aperitif Day with 10 of our chefs' favorite aperitifs (both alcoholic and non), demonstrated for you live on Zoom. Squeeze, stir, and shake along with us, then raise a glass to spring and to the prospect of very soon being able to gather in person.

All proceeds from Libations for Liberation will benefit 18 Reasons' free Cooking Matters program for low-income families, which offers grocery donations paired with live, hands-on cooking and nutrition classes to more than 3,500 households each year. Your support fuels our mission to empower everyone in our community to buy, cook, and eat good food every day.

Choose your favorite recipe to mix along with, then sit back and enjoy learning a variety of classic cocktails from around the world. An aperitif is meant to whet your appetite--we hope this event gives you a taste of our programming and leaves you hungry for more!

Raffle prizes:

Who couldn't use a win this year? To spice up the lives of our generous supporters and help fund our free Cooking Matters program for low-income families, we're offering raffle tickets for just $5 that give you the chance to let your inner mixologist shine.

One lucky winner will win three home deliveries of cocktail kits from SF Cocktail Club and Shaker & Spoon. You'll get to make 11 curated, designer cocktails at home. This prize is worth $150!

Another lucky winner will get to spend an evening with 18 Reasons' Chef Mike, who will guide you and your group of up to 11 guests in a private cocktail-making class. While Mike's private cocktail classes usually cost $500, one winner will get to enjoy their very own cocktail trio class with him for the cost of a raffle ticket. This class will be held live over Zoom.

You can purchase as many raffle tickets as you'd like--good luck!

Ticket types:

The cocktail recipes are included with your registration, and we have also assembled cocktail kits for our guests who'd like to offer extra support by becoming personal sponsors of the event (note that cocktail kits will be delivered to you and so are limited to those local to the San Francisco Bay Area). If you'd like to show your support and enjoy a curated cocktail kit, choose the Special Delivery ticket option.

The Special Delivery cocktail kit includes ingredients for three cocktails:

  • Nishanga's Strawberry Shrub (non-alcoholic)
  • Viola's Balsamic Prosecco
  • Linda's Aperol-Armagnac Orange Blossom Old Fashioned

And if you're passionate about helping 18 Reasons fulfill our purpose to create equity and belonging through the transformative and healing power of home cooking, choose the Food for Families Sponsor option. Your $1,800 sponsorship will allow 18 Reasons to deliver weekly healthy grocery donations to low-income families facing food insecurity. You can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors in need today!