The Cincinnati Cocktail Competition, Art, and Music Festival
If you were there, you know what a huge success Cincinnati Alchemy Fest 2022 was. And you know what? We'll top it for 2023 at our new location - Smoke Justis in Covington!
First Place Winner!
Jade Colwell - Smoke Justis
Ray Perryman - Three Spirits Tavern
Ethan Sheppard - Azul
HUGE THANKS TO OUR RETURNING JUDGES!
Molly Wellmann - Japp's
Allie Martin - WEBN
Vernon Jackson - The Noble Barber
Here's what we did this year:
15 eager and crafty bartenders started
In 3 preliminary rounds of 5 bartenders each, each round was sponsored by three of Cincinnati's best distilleries - listed below.
Two bartenders from each round advanced to the final six, based on audience participation vote! A few of the bartenders had over 300 tickets!
The top 3 won in the money!
1st Place - Jade Colwell from Smoke Justis in Covington @hrecomesthesun
2nd Place - Ray Perryman from Three Spirits Tavern in Bellevue @threespiritstavern
3rd Place - Ethan Sheppard - Freelance/Independent @ethanshep52
Here was the May 15 lineup of bartenders:
New Riff round - 3:00
Boone County round - 4:45
Five Stories round - 6:30
Huge thank you to our Spring '22 alcohol sponsors:
These three generous partners provided the liquor for a round each. Five bartenders competed in each round with the goal of making it to the final round of competition - two from each round - with the judges. There they continued to represent their distillery and go for the glory!