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This year’s For the Love of Cocktails Gala is set for Skyfall

Experience some of the country’s greatest mixology at the annual For the Love of Cocktails weekender.
Photo: Mona Sheild Payne

It’s time for a toast: For the Love of Cocktails’ Grand Gala will celebrate its fourth year on the Las Vegas Strip on May 19 at Delano Las Vegas.

The annual event hosted by Back Bar USA, Tony Abou-Ganim and the United States Bartenders Guild will once again thrill attendees with next-level craft cocktail and mixology experiences, kicking off with a happy hour reception at the stylish Franklin bar before moving upstairs to Skyfall Lounge. Exquisite bites from Alain Ducasse’s Rivea will complement more creative cocktails, live entertainment and more.

“Mixology has found its niche in Las Vegas,” said Bar Back USA founder and CEO Tim Haughinberry. “We developed For the Love of Cocktails to bring together some of the most passionate cocktail enthusiasts from across the country, and we feel the event has done an excellent job in highlighting and supporting talented mixologists.”

See—and taste—for yourself. Tickets are available now at

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