Now in it’s sixth year, the 2022 Set The Bar Cocktail Competition will highlight 25 accomplished mixologists representing establishments from the northern tip of Anna Maria Island to the southern shores of Venice Beach.
The Set The Bar Cocktail Competition will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2022 from 1 to 4 pm at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St, Sarasota, FL 34237. SMO has partnered with Children First to host the 2022 Set the Bar and tickets are now on sale.
The twenty-five contenders will present innovative concoctions in five spirit categories featuring Papa’s Pilar Rum, Cathead Vodka, Dark Door Spirits Spirit of Oak Bourbon Whiskey, Big Storm Distillery London Dry Gin and Cuervo Tradicional Tequila Cristalino. The field of competitors is fierce, with last year’s top winners ALL returning and determined to defend their coveted designation.
“The Best” libations will be decided by an expert panel as well as event attendees who will be tasked with sampling and savoring the contenders' creations before judging the competitors on Flavor, Appearance, Bartender Presentation and Imagination.
In addition to exclusive access to the most skilled beverage innovators in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, guests at the Set the Bar Cocktail Competition will enjoy raffles, DJ entertainment and delicious lite bites presented by Sarasota-Manatee Originals’ Member Restaurants. “The Lounge” will offer beer, sangria and nolo-alcohol beverages.
Tickets for Set the Bar Cocktail Competition are now on sale and available to purchase online at www.eatlikealocal.com/setthebar. Tickets are priced at $75 per person plus a small ticketing fee. Space is limited so there is no guarantee that tickets will be available “at the door.” Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.