NEW YORK - DECEMBER 05: A student at the New York Bartending School pours a Long Beach Iced Tea drink December 5, 2008 in New York City. Enrollment is up at the bartending school, especially in the last six months, as New York firms have been laying off workers, according to school director Tom Sisson. Students at the school absorb 40 hours of instruction in drink recipes, bar etiquette, and alchohol trivia before taking the final test: preparing 20 cocktails in less than six minutes under the watchful eyes of the instructor. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Tuesday marks the kick off of a week-long celebration of everything cocktails.
SF Cocktail Week officially launches today and there is something for everyone, including those short on cash.
Mixed in all the celebration is suppose to be some education for the hardcore cocktailologists in the crowd. For a guide on some of the educational events going on this week, visit SF Gate's feature.
Or if you simply want to let the bar pick up the tab, SF Weekly has you covered on where to get a free drink or two.
Just remember to eat plenty of food and stay hydrated.