Morning Squeeze Green Drinks
In the spirit of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, two new drinks were added to the permanent menu at Morning Squeeze. The new Down the Hatch Bloody Mary ($11) puts a green spin on the breakfast cocktail with hatch chile vodka, housemade green chili bloody mix, charred melon and cucumber lime. For the nonalcoholic drinkers, there is the new Groovy Green smoothie ($10) blending oat milk, apple juice, spinach, honey yogurt and banana.
Morning Squeeze, 4233 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 690 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 110, Tempe; 1 N. First Street, Phoenix, morningsqueeze.com, $10-$11
Scottsdale Whiskey Festival
Savor tastings of whiskeys, bourbons and scotches from around the world. General admission tickets include 20 whiskey tastings while VIP tickets include 24 whiskey tastings plus early access to the event from 2 to 3 p.m. with other VIPs for more one-on-one time with distillers.
Wasted Grain, 7295 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 3 to 6 p.m., eventbrite.com, $25-$35
Spring Art & Wine Festival
MARCH 5 AND MARCH 6
The free fine art festival in the center of Litchfield Park will have more than 150 art booths, a beer and wine garden with tastings offered by local wineries and breweries, plus music and food. A standard wine taster ticket includes six tasting tickets and a commemorative wine glass, while VIPs get 10 tastings. Standard beer drinker tickers include one ticket for a 16-ounce beer or 9-ounce cocktail and commemorative Pilsner glass with VIP tickets good for double the beer or cocktail.
Downtown Litchfield Park, East Wigwam Boulevard, Litchfield Park, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., eventbrite.com, $15-$20
Dapper & Stout Uptown Grand Opening
In celebration of Dapper & Stout’s grand opening, the coffee-meets-cocktail restaurant is hosting an espresso martini competition. Contestants from local bars will use Dapper & Stout espresso or cold brew to create coffee-centric cocktails for judging. Tickets include bites, two drink tickets and a front row seat to the competition. This event will benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Dapper & Stout Coffee Company, 100 E. Camelback Road, Suite 150, Phoenix, 6 to 9 p.m., eventbrite.com, $30
St. Patrick’s Day at Luckys
Toast to the Irish and increase one’s luck this St. Patrick’s Day with a fun bash at Luckys Indoor Outdoor. Open an hour early, the party kicks off with $5 pints of Guinness and $6 Irish car bombs from 3 to 6 p.m. followed by music from 6 to 10 p.m. by DJ CLRS. OH Allen the DJ takes over the tunes after 10 p.m. for late-night festivities. MozzArepas will provide arepas from 4 p.m. onward. This event is 21 and older only.
Luckys Indoor Outdoor, 817 N. Second Street, Phoenix, 3 p.m., luckysphx.com, free admission
Orin Swift and Chart House Wine Dinner
Orin Swift wines and Chart House unite for a four-course menu that includes seared scallop paired with Mannequin Chardonnay; Ora king salmon paired with Slander pinot noir; beef short loin with Abstract red blend; and chocolate silk tart paired with Palermo cabernet sauvignon.
Chart House, 7255 E. McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, 7 to 10 p.m., eventbrite.com, $130
Agave on the Rocks
Blanco, reposado, añejo and mezcal. Celebrate the agave spirits of the world while enjoying the Chihuly in the Desert exhibit at Desert Botanical Garden. Sip on a complimentary margarita while sampling an array of savory and sweet culinary treats from Valley restaurants and caterers. Stop by the Tequila Sampling Room to taste and learn how Roger Clyne’s award-winning tequila, Canción, is made.
Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 6 to 10 p.m., dbg.org, $75-$80
Arizona Wine & Spirits Tasting
MARCH 25 TO MARCH 27
The spring Tempe Festival of the Arts presents an intimate lineup of Arizona wineries and distilleries for tastings and purchases. Patrons can enjoy live music, food and original art while exploring Arizona’s finest wines and spirits. Participating vendors include Adventurous Stills, Alacantra Vineyard & Winery, Desert Diamond Distillery, Desert Rock Winery & Distillery and Four Tails Vineyard.
Tempe Festival of the Arts, 660 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., eventbrite.com, $10-$25