Watch Bend's best mixologists battle it out for a great prize and bragging rights. Bartenders from your favorite downtown haunts attempt to make the most delicious cocktail, using Bendistillery spirits, Crater Lake Gin or Vodka or flavored vodkas including Hazelnut Espresso, Pepper and Sweet Ginger to concoct their drink of choice.
The preliminary rounds will take place over the next three days, pitting bartenders against each other in their respective establishments. Winners from each round will go on to compete against other establishment's winners in the Source's Bent Lounge during WinterFest, Saturday February 16 at 6 p.m.
Judges will rank the boozy concoctions based on their appearance, balance, originality and unique name. The winner will receive a trip to the 2013 Whiskies of the World Expo in San Francisco April 5-6, 2013.
For the next three days, you can bar hop with the best of 'em and check out all of the competing bars and what they have to serve.
Yes, there will be free samples of the competing cocktails, don't expect a D& D sized bucket of booze, but you can get a sipper of the delicious drinks.
Pine Tavern, 6:30 p.m.
Sidelines Sportsbar and Grill, 8:00 p.m.
Astro Lounge, 6:30 p.m.
D&D Bar and Grill, 8:00 p.m.
Joolz, 6:30 p.m.
900 Wall, 8:00 p.m.