The area’s best mixologists will compete for Best Cocktail in Birmingham on July 27 at the Magic City Cocktail Challenge, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
The event, at The Fennec in Birmingham, features guests sampling signature drinks created by participating bartenders and voting on their favorites, according to an American Cancer Society news release. The top vote-getter in the interactive cocktail competition is awarded Best Cocktail in Birmingham.
There will be live entertainment and activities, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Participating mixologists and their establishments are Carla Irene, Helen; Quinton Chandler-Green, The Kelly Hotel; Joe Phelps, Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar; Ryan Abrams, Paper Doll Bar; Jo Bennett, Marty’s PM; Dylan Lunsford, Galley and Garden; Rickey Slayton, Parkside on 5th; Neill Crook, Mayawell and Jess Welling, The Margaret Bar.
The 2022 Shaker Honorees are Weathers Rollings, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC; Reid Woodson, Arbour Valley Communities; Callie Waldrop, The Welch Group, LLC; John Russell Penick, UAB; Carlee Dawkins, Carlee & Co; Mary Harmon Muir-Taylor, Ray and Poynor Properties; Kyle Crew, Ironvest Partners; Emily Criswell, Southern Veterinary Partners; Kailee Hawkins, Alabama Oncology; Aubrey Bennett, Carver High School and Natalie Gravois, Meredith Corporation.
The cancer society’s Central Alabama junior executive board, formed by Birmingham’s young business community to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer, is presenting the event. Money raised is used to fulfill the American Cancer Society’s mission to support local cancer education, advocacy, research and patient services.
For more information, go to acsbirm.ejoinme.org/magiccitycocktailchallenge.Magic City Cocktail Bartender