Cocktails & Creatives
Where Art Meets Alcohol
Cincinnati’s Cocktail Competition, Art & Music Festival
What is Alchemy Fest?
15 eager and crafty bartenders start by making batch cocktails for you to sample and vote on. There are three prelim rounds of five bartenders. Each of the rounds is sponsored by a distillery. Two bartenders from each round advance to the final six, and are then voted on by three judges! The top 3 bartenders win money!
What is Your Role?
For the first three rounds, you get tickets to vote for your favorite cocktails. Yeah, that’s right… You get to sample drinks and vote on your favorite! This is audience participation at its finest! The two bartenders that win off your votes will go to the finals. Who are you going to vote for and take to the finals?
Congrats to our Alchemy Fest Winners! Thanks to everyone involved in Alchemy Fest 2023!
Alchemy Fest 2023
3 Rounds. 1 Distillery & 5 Competitors Per Round.
You’ll Vote for the Winners of the First 3 Rounds. The Judges Only Vote for the Final Round.
Returning Judge Molly Wellmann
Former owner of Japp’s, author, master mixologist, and Cincinnati historian Molly Wellmann needs no introduction. She’ll be a third-time judge for Cincinnati Alchemy Fest and we’re thrilled to have her back in the judge’s seat again this year for another awesome competition.
CAF 2022 Winner Jade Colwell
And look who’s joining us this year, none other than our Cincinnati Alchemy Fest 2022 winner, Jade Colwell! Jade is the bar manager at Smoke Justis, a brand new mom, and it will be very cool to have her lending her expertise in a judge’s chair for 2023. Welcome Jade!
Boars Room GM Dan Altom
Give a big CAF welcome to Dan Altom! Dan is an accomplished pro in the hospitality industry and has a palette like none other. He is currently the GM at Boars Room in Covington, doing bourbon and wine tastings, and putting the private club on the map in the region.
15 Total Bartenders. 5 Competitors Per Round.
Ready for next year?
Come vote on the competition, and enjoy live music and local art.