Thirst is New England’s premier cocktail festival. We focus on education involving spirits, cocktails, and locally made beverages. With a weekend full of exciting classes and spirited events, Thirst helps the community bond together over a shared passion for all things cocktail. Join us at the Boston Center for Adult Education for classes ranging from an introduction to rum, understanding flavor profiles, to more advanced ice carving. By night we’ll bring New England’s best offerings with events like State Lines and the Blender Bender.
Yes, really, and we have something for everyone! There is professional development for bartenders and barbacks, and tons of great classes for the casual drinker also! Get to know more about your favorite spirits, or learn the history of Boston’s downtown with a walking tour.
Education should be fun! Each of our teachers, presenters and staff are passionate about the spirits industry, and want to make sure the weekend is as fun as possible. There are no stupid questions, there won’t be any tests, but you should take notes!