Celebrating the art and culture of cocktail-making, the seventh annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference will bring together bartenders, mixologists, and all breeds of beverage enthusiasts for five days of tastings, seminars, workshops, and parties.The conference, which officially kicks off Thursday with the opening night at the DoSeum, is geared toward both novices and industry professionals, said Cathy Siegel, executive director of Houston Street Charities, the conference’s organizer.

“Whether someone just wants to learn a more sophisticated approach to cocktails or go into something as specialized as a sherry seminar, we have something for everyone.”