Hop aboard the Naples Food Tours bus to learn about iconic drinks and sample a variety of local cuisines during the upcoming Classic Cocktails and Savory Treats rolling culinary tour. This special edition of the company’s guided foodie trips will include tastings at three of its participating uptown stops and a one-hour classic cocktails course at VomFass Naples in Mercato. During the cocktail portion of the tour, guests will learn the history behind three classic cocktails, enjoy tastings, and take home a complimentary VomFass shot glass. VomFass will also offer guests a 10 percent discount on all purchases during the event. This tour will be held July 1 and August 5. The tour costs $89 per person, and is limited to a maximum of 14 guests; call 800-979-3370, or click here for tickets.
Another cocktail event to liven up summer is Star-Tender Charity Night at Avenue5. A local celebrity guest bartender will mix it up with the regular staff in the lounge and behind the bar. Money raised via tips during this happy hour July 23 will benefit the local charity Special Needs Children’s Fund. Avenue5 owner Phil McCabe will match funds raised up to $2,000. This event will be repeated the fourth Thursday of each month, with a different celeb guest and charity each time.