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The 2nd Annual Southington Cocktail Competition

Thank you for an incredible evening!

Take a look back the competition - hear from your favorite bartenders, take a listen as our Executive Director shares information about the cause, and watch the winners accept their awards!

"A Look Back at the 2nd Annual Southington Cocktail Competition"

Video generously sponsored by CMC Computers


1207 Meriden Waterbury Tpke

Plantsville, CT 06479

See you next year! 

Get ready to experience an evening of cocktail creativity, flavor innovation, and friendly competition at the 2nd Annual Southington Cocktail Competition! This highly anticipated event brings together talented mixologists, cocktail enthusiasts, and community members for an unforgettable celebration of the art of mixology!

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Time: 6:00 - 9:30pm 

Location: The Aqua Turf Club | 556 Mulberry St, Plantsville, CT 06479

***This is a 21+ event. No valid ID, no entry.

What to Expect:

  1. Creative Cocktails: Talented mixologists from the Southington area will showcase their skills and creativity by crafting unique and delicious cocktails using premium spirits, fresh ingredients, and innovative techniques.

           29 Participating Restaurants: 75 Center | Anthony Jacks | Back Nine Tavern | Bird Dog BBQ | Blackstone Irish Pub | Craft Kitchen | Cadillac Ranch | Dial 9 Prohibition Bar | El Sombrero | Ellie's Farmhouse | Fable Underworld | Flair | Fratelli's | Gamecraft | Ideal Tavern | Hawk's Landing | Hop Haus | Morava | New Mill | Noto Americano | Outback Steakhouse | Plan B | Salty Dog Tavern | Sliders | Smokin' With Chris | Smoke & Muddle | Titanium Theatre | The Manhattan | Wood-N-Tap

  2. Judging Panel: A panel of expert judges, including renowned bartenders and industry professionals, will evaluate each cocktail based on taste, presentation, creativity, and overall impression. The competition promises to be fierce as participants vie for top honors.

  3. Interactive Experience: Attendees will have the opportunity to sample and savor a variety of handcrafted cocktails, each with its own distinct flavors and flair. and choose their own winners of the competition! Engage with the mixologists, learn about their inspirations, and discover new favorite drinks.

  4. Community Spirit: The Southington Cocktail Competition isn't just about drinks—it's about coming together as a community to celebrate local talent, creativity, and passion for mixology. Whether you're a seasoned cocktail aficionado or simply love trying new flavors, this event offers something for everyone.

How to Participate:

  • Attend: Join us as a guest and indulge in an evening of exquisite cocktails, exciting raffles, and community camaraderie.  Vote for your favorite cocktails in categories such as Best Tasting, Best Presentation, and Most Creative! Tickets are available for purchase, and your support helps contribute to local initiatives and charitable causes. You will not receive a physical or digital ticket for this event. Don't worry, if you paid online, we have your name!

  • Compete: Are you a skilled mixologist with a signature cocktail that deserves recognition? Register to compete in the competition and showcase your talent to a captivated audience. Email taylor_deegan@unitedwayofsouthington.org with inquiries. 





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