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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cruising for a Boozing: Where to Drink This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Taste 16 different tequilas Saturday at Tres Agaves. - TORO E./YELP
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  • Taste 16 different tequilas Saturday at Tres Agaves.
Summer may have skipped us completely this year, but that doesn't mean we can't pretend and warm up with cocktails and spirits from balmier parts of the globe.

Saturday at Tres Agaves, Liquor.com has put together a tasting of 16 different tequilas including El Tesoro, Tequila Ocho, Partida, Fortaleza, Siete Lenguas, and more. If the tastings don't warm you up, then the tequila cocktails, Mexican food, and DJ should temporarily clear the fog from your brain.

Sunday's Ministry of Rum Festival at Miss Pearl's Jam House promises to convert the uninitiated with its gospel of cane spirits.

Over 50 different brands will be on hand to taste, along with cocktails from Smuggler's Cove and Cantina, and cheesemonger Barrie Lynn (surprise source of awesomeness at last year's event), who will be pairing cheese with the rums.

You can hop on the scenic S.F.-Oakland ferry and make the whole day stress-free and a little sunnier. At least from the inside.

Grand Tasting Series: Tequila at Tres Agaves

When: Sat., August 7, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Tres Agaves, 130 Townsend (at Second St.), 227-0500

Cost: $50; 21 and over only

Tickets available online from Liquor.com

S.F. Bay Ministry of Rum Festival 2010

When: Sun., August 8, 2-5 p.m.

Where: Miss Pearl's Jam House, 1 Broadway (at Water), (510) 444-7171

Cost: $50; 21 and over only

Tickets available online from the Ministry of Rum, or cash at the door

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