MAX Cocktail Showcase @ The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts – Feb 5th


The Max Restaurant Group is pleased to present an evening of cocktails and cuisine showcasing the talents of its craft cocktail program and many talented bartenders in partnership with top brands from the William Grant & Sons, Spirits Import Portfolio.  With the backdrop of Hartford’s world-class Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, this event promises to provide a memorable evening of inspired cocktails as guests are able to mingle with nationally recognized cocktail and drinks professionals, such as Charlotte Voisey, Greg Levine, Daniel Thomas, David Laird, Freddy May and others.

Originally envisioned in 1912 and constructed in 1929, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is the perfect place for the Max Restaurant Group to host a showcase event featuring classic and inspired cocktails from the golden age of the cocktail to the present.  Featured William Grant & Sons brands include Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, Reyka Vodka, The Balvenie Single Malt, Monkey Shoulder Scotch, Glenfiddich Single Malts and Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey.

Guests are encouraged to wear their finest period pieces as you eat, drink, laugh, and rub shoulders with some of the best in the cocktail industry.  Food for the evening will be provided by Max Catering & Events, as well as the Max Chef to Farm team, overseen by Scott Miller, Managing Partner of Max Events & Catering.

Event Details:

Max Cocktail Showcase Sponsored by William Grant & Sons

Feb 5 – Thursday 6-9pm

Autorino Great Hall, The Bushnell, Hartford, CT

Food will be offered at a selection of fabulous food stations, each designed to pair with the cocktails of the evening.

General Admission: $48 per person (not including tax or gratuity)

$10 from each ticket will be donated to The Bushnell Center For Performing Arts

 Tickets are available for purchase online here.

(tickets for this event will NOT be available through the Bushnell Box Office)

William Grant & Sons brands for the evening will be showcased by a team of nationally recognized brand ambassadors, as well as a representative from each of the CT locations of the Max Restaurant Group.  These Brand Ambassadors include:

Charlotte-VoiseyHendrick’s Gin (England) – Charlotte Voisey

Max’s Oyster Bar


Sailor Jerry Rum (Carribean) – Daniel “Gravy” Thomas

Max Fish


Reyka Vodka (Iceland) – Greg Levine

Trumbull Kitchen


The Balvenie and Glenfiddich Single Malts (Scotland) – David Laird 

Max Downtown

Freddy-MayMonkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky (Scotland) and Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey (Ireland) – Freddy May

Max Burger & Max Amore

To purchase tickets, please click here*

*tickets will not be available through the Bushnell Box Office and are only available through Max Restaurant Group and Max Catering & Events.

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