Florence Cocktail Week returns to Florence from the 17th to the 23rd of April 2023. The previous week, in its fourth edition, there will be Tuscany Cocktail Week, which will take place in the 10 provinces of Tuscany from 10th to 16th April.
Tuscany Cocktail Week will follow the same pattern as the previous ones and the last born Venice Cocktail Week and Cortina Cocktail Weekend.
- Seven days of events held in selected cocktail bars. Themed appointments with the focus on conscious and quality drinking.
- A week full of content. Events, masterclasses, presentations of products and books, Italian and international guests. In different timeframe during the day, from the Noon Aperitif to the Night Shift.
- A drink list composed by 3 exclusive cocktails : 1 Signature Cocktail #FCW23 and #TCW23, 1 drink RiEsco a Bere Italiano dedicated to Made in Italy products for Florence (or 1 drink RiEsco a Bere Toscano dedicated to Made in Tuscany products for the 10 Tuscan provinces) and 1 Eco Cocktail dedicated to sustainability.
There is no shortage of interesting news for the 2023 editions, which will see elements of the past and some changes, in order to give life to a unique and dynamic project that develops different perspectives of the concept of drinking. Florence Cocktail Week turns the spotlight on local realities to allow both beginners and mixology enthusiasts to get to know the different venues and expertise of the bartenders themselves, who through their creations promote the culture of drinking and the interaction between customer and operator.
“Our cocktail weeks are not standardized events.” says Paola Mencarelli. “To keep the energy and curiosity alive I like to revise the format every year, introducing novelties and modifying the points that over time become monotonous. Creating or joining new and valuable trends is for me a way to create unique and stimulating events. ”
The Cocktail Weeks organized by Paola Mencarelli
Florence Cocktail Week starts in 2016 in Florence following the model of international « cocktail weeks », whose original format started in London in 2008. In the wake of the success of FCW, Tuscany Cocktail Week is added in 2019, the first cocktail week that involves all the provinces of an entire Italian region. In 2021 the event land in Venice with Venice Cocktail Week. In 2022 Florence Cocktail Week is transformed into Florence Cocktail Party, a great summer party that sees the protagonists of the Florentine and Tuscan cocktail bars in a single night of event. As last, in 2022, Cortina Cocktail Weekend, the first cocktail week in Europe on the snow, which launched the new “cocktail weekend” format in Italy, launching the first edition of the Mixology’s Cup, a playful ski/snowboard competition consisting of a short slope with a Martini cup in hand.
TUSCANY COCKTAIL WEEK From the 10th to the 16th of April in the Tuscan provinces
Tuscany Cocktail Week returns in the best Cocktail Bars in the 10 Tuscan cities from 10 to 16 April. The first cocktail week in the world involving an entire region presents in its fourth edition a great news. An opening event to start TCW. The TCW23 OPENING PARTY, on Sunday evening, the 9th of April at “Jeffer cocktails & friends” in Pisa. A party dedicated to Tuscany Cocktail Week with the bartenders of the cocktail bars of the Tuscan provinces #TCW23.
FLORENCE COCKTAIL WEEK: 17th – 23rd April 2023
The 7th Florence Cocktail Week edition involves the best cocktail bars in Florence divided into Hotel Bar and Cocktail Bar, from 17 to 23 April 2023.
Each selected venue will have a # FCW23 Cocktail List created specifically for the event, in which bartenders give free rein to all their creativity.
- during the afternoon, an educational part with seminars and masterclasses about product presentation, new techniques and trends, bar formats, as well as book presentations and cultural meetings
- during the evening, themed events and parties, dedicated cocktail lists and the participation of Guest bartenders among the best on the Italian and international scene.
The Cocktail List and the Events Calendar will be available on the website www.florencecocktailweek.it close to date of the event.