BevCon 2016

The Cocktail Bandits, were so excited to attend the first ever BevCon!! It took place at the Hyatt Place on  August 21st through August 23 in Charleston, South Carolina. BevCon is a 3 day conference for beverage professionals by beverage professionals focusing on ALL THINGS DRINKABLE: coffee, soda, juice, beer, wine and spirits.  It’s more intimate […]

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NABHOOD Conference 2016

NABHOOD first fell on our radar due to a tweet. @HeadHotelier suggested that the conference in Miami may be of interest to us. He was right! After visiting the website, we learned that entertainment mogul Shelia C. Johnson of Salamander Hospitality and other heavy hitters in the tourism industry were members of this organization, we […]

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Shake with love!

It may surprise you to learn that neither Taneka nor Johnny have any formal bartender training. Taneka has work experience in several bars and restaurants in Charleston but no one bothered to “teach” either of us how to shake a cocktail. It wasn’t until we started the Cocktail Bandits’ blog that we bought a book […]

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Good Business Summit 2016

A day of business talk that felt more like a community discussion – Good Business Summit 2016. Local business owners converged at the Sottile Theater to learn, network and share ideas. Topics discussed included: diversity in the workplace, creating a corporate culture and community change. We shared a panel  with Brothers & Craft on storytelling […]

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Top Ten Charleston Cocktails

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The Teal Drop Cocktail on LCL

The Bandits had a great time on Lowcountry Live this morning. We had the honor of partnering with the Center for Women and creating a Teal cocktail in honor of #wearteal day for GYN health and awareness. Encourage women in your life to learn more about her body. For our craft cocktail, we came up […]

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Feature Blog: by Palms In Atl

Acecily Alexander  of Palms in ATL  attended our first #CharlestonTea Read about how she felt fancy with her finger out using the link below!   Tea Time with Cocktail Bandits

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Miss Naturally Crowned Charleston

Miss Naturally Crowned On June 24th, History was made in Charleston, South Carolina. “Miss Naturally Crowned” was the First Natural Hair beauty pageant to come to the American Theater.  Nine beautiful, black, natural women walked across the stage that night. We were so thankful to be in attendance, and happy to be a part of […]

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The Hacienda Patrón Experience (Part 2)

The Patron Tequila making process has several steps. 1. AGAVE SELECTION: Patron has a long relationship with growers in Mexico. They always make sure they’re provided with the best agave available. Once agave is selected, a jimador (Mexican farmer who harvests agave) will strip the leaves, leaving the pina. (Core or center of agave.) 2. […]

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The Hacienda Patron Experience (Part 1)

    If any of you know the Cocktail Bandits, you know that our first love is tequila. It is the reason why we created the brand. For the last 3 years, we have been studying/tasting different tequilas, learning about the tequila culture and making our own fun tequila cocktails. We were praying for a […]

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