- Stacey Lovett
Kicked off this past Sunday with a boozy brunch in Boerne, this year’s packed program continues through Sunday with more than 90 individual offerings. Standing out among the highlights are Wednesday’s Women Shaking It Up: The Art of Being Awesome event celebrating female bartenders, chefs, community leaders and business owners in an artsy setting with hands-on creative opportunities ($65, 7:30-10:30pm Wed Jan. 16, SAY Sí, 1518 S. Alamo St.); Thursday’s newly reimagined “opening night” party Come & Taste It, which mixes cocktails, historical reenactments and period musicians in the Alamo-centric confines of the Battle for Texas: The Experience attraction ($85, 7:30-11pm Thu Jan. 17, Battle for Texas: The Experience, 849 E. Commerce St.); the return of Friday’s luxe Waldorf on the Prairie shindig with top-notch libations, cuisine samples and music amid the old-school splendor of the St. Anthony Hotel ($100, 7:30-11pm Fri Jan. 18, St. Anthony Hotel, 300 E. Travis St.); the introduction of a clever theme in the form of Saturday’s Cocktails in the Enchanted Forest, set in a woodland-inspired spread inside the La Villita Assembly Hall ($85, 7:30-11pm Sat Jan. 19, La Villita Assembly Hall, 418 Villita St.); and Sunday’s closing hurrah, the It’s Not Over Yet: Gospel Brunch, which promises to wrap things up on a posh note at SACC’s official birthplace of Bohanan’s with uplifting music, brunch faves and an abundance of the hair of the dog that bit you ($75, 11am-1:30pm Sun Jan. 20, Bohanan’s Bar, 219 E. Houston St.).
While you’re out in the thick of it, keep an eye out for SACC’s signature cocktail for 2019: Call Me, Honey — a concoction combining Deep Eddy vodka, lemon juice, orange juice, honey syrup and a muddled cardamom pod, garnished with cinnamon and a lemon wheel (snag the recipe directly from the source at sanantoniococktailconference.com).
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