The Set the Bar expert panel of judges is responsible for selecting the top cocktail in each spirit category. Additional judges will be announced soon!
Embracing Our Differences is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs and resources designed for teachers and students.
Mission: Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world.
Vision: A world that embraces diversity, respects differences and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.
The 2021 Set the Bar Cocktail Week will take place from Friday, October 8 through Friday, October 15, 2021. The Cocktail Competition will take place on Friday, October 15, 2021.
All participants are members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals, a group of locally owned restaurants who share a passion for dining excellence and commitment to our community.
Stay tuned for annoucements regarding the 2021 Set The Bar Cocktail Week.
Cocktail Week events that require tickets will be clearly indicated. If you plan to participate in Cocktail Week by visiting a restaurant and ordering their cocktail week offering, no ticket will be needed.
YES! PLEASE DO! We encourage you to support and visit as many participating restaurants as you would like for the duration of Cocktail Week.