MIXOLOGISTS GO HEAD TO HEAD FOR THE BEST TIPPLE TITLE
Listen up, mixology enthusiasts, spirits savants and cocktail connoisseurs— the Atlanta Cocktail Wars are happening this year on August 26.
The festival is hosted by Atlanta Sport & Social Club (the city’s leading organizer of adult co-ed, men’s and women’s recreational sports leagues), and will take place on Midtown’s Fifth Street Plaza, a green space along the 5th Street Bridge. The aim of Atlanta Cocktail Wars is to highlight the best of the best craft cocktails in the city. Local mixologists will be whipping up their most top-notch ‘tails so locals can sample to determine whose concoction will take home the title of “Best Cocktail in Atlanta.”
ATL hotspots who will have talented bartenders muddling, mixing, shaking, straining and pouring in the festival include Netxo, ONE. Midtown Kitchen, Publik Atlanta, Apres Diem, Urban Tree Cidery and Edgar’s Proof & Provision, among others. There will also be a live DJ and food vendors, so you can soak up some of those libations before they go to your head. With your ticket, you’ll also score six tasting tickets, one full-size cocktail, one voting ballot (pick wisely!) and a souvenir Cocktail Wars tasting glass to boot. As its core, the festival is a chance to meet firsthand some of the top bartenders in Atlanta who are helping put us on the map when it comes to nationally recognized food and drinks. Plus, enjoying artful cocktails and light bites while taking in the city’s skyline isn’t a bad way to spend a summer evening, if you ask us.
STORY: Caroline Cox
Photo: Adam Jaime