Austin bartenders and a gathering of festive onlookers convened Monday October 28th at Bar 508 to make cocktails before a panel of judges in the spirit of the Dia de los Muertos holiday.
Eva Fleming (June’s All Day), Sam Abdelfattah (Midnight Cowboy), Holly Coleman (The Tigress), Kelsey Caudebec (The Tigress) and Drew Jerdan (Midnight Cowboy) each presented their cocktails to our esteemed judges for evaluation. Kirstyn “Kiki” Lytchfield (Owner, Austin Shaker), Marisela Godinez (Chef Owner, El Meson), and Leslie Cobos (Spirits Educator) scored each drink carefully.
In the end it was Drew Jerdan’s cocktail “Midnight’s Children” that took the title. Proceeds from the event and from the sale of the winning cocktail at Bar 508 for the duration of the cocktail feature will go to support the Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project.