Who makes the best cocktail in Tampa Bay?
YOU decide at the 4th annual craft cocktail competition, HighBall 2020!
Raise a glass! Your favorite craft cocktail competition is back for another round of tipsy fun. Mix and mingle with Tampa Bay's best bartenders as you sip your way around unlimited craft cocktail samples to find the best!
HighBall Craft Cocktail Competition
Friday, January 31st, 2020 • 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Nova 535 • 535 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. St. N. in St. Pete
HighBall will showcase 16 craft cocktails created by Tampa Bay's top mixologists with either whiskey, vodka, gin, or rum as they compete to win YOU over to be named ‘Tampa Bay’s Best Cocktail’ at HighBall. Vote for your favorites in each spirit category as you enjoy live music and entertainment, local bites, and more fun surprises to be announced.
A portion of proceeds to benefit Current Initiatives of Tampa Bay.
Anchor and Brine | Nikole Calvo
Violet Spritz: Beefeater Gin, crème de violet, Luxardo liqueur, fresh lemon, prosecco
Bulla Gastrobar | Iliana Rivera
Lemongrass Collins: Beefeater Gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, housemade lemongrass syrup, St. Elder, cucumber, rosemary sprig
Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro | Erin Weber
Bucha Blisstini: Beefeater Gin, St-Germain, lemon, pink grapefruit juice, Mother Kombucha’s The Trop
The Bricks | Caroline Lease
Here to Mars: Beefeater Gin, cranberry-rosemary compound, fresh lemon juice, handmade almond orgeat, handmade falernum, topped with fresh ginger soda
Casa Tina | Samuel Vinson
Plantain: Malibu Rum, Yellow Chartreuse, fresh lime juice, muddled plantains with a jalepeño foam
Datz | Eva Al-gharaballi
Kiwi Be Friends: Malibu Black, coconut water, lime juice, kiwi Monin, ginger-lime foam
Paul's Landing | Crystal Williams
Stress Reliever: Malibu Rum, pineapple, orange juice, cream of coconut, topped with Myers
Sonder Social Club | Mike Linden
Tropic Thunder: Malibu-braised pineapple, rum, banana Angostura foam, black lime, Dope Salt, coconut snow
Council Oak | Lorenzo Cardei
Lady in Red: Absolut Vodka, prickly pear vodka, sour mix, prickly pear puree, ginger beer, garnished with a dragon fruit slice and a rose
Ichicoro Ane | Cody Capobianco
Uncle Iroh's Milk Tea: Oolong-infused Absolut Vodka, Umepon Soju, lemon, honey, clarified milk
Perspective at Art Ovation | Rob Boyland
Åhus Me?!: Cream-washed Absolut Vodka, chocolate waffle cone soda, chocolate bitters, waffle cone rim
World of Beer | Courtney Booth
Garden Party: Absolut Vodka, St-Germain, lemon juice, mint, agave nectar, strawberry
First Chance Last Chance | Mo Pickering
Copay: Jameson Stout Edition, Absolut Juice Apple, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, one slightly aggressive dash of Angostura bitters
Gigglewaters | Brennen Brainard
Black Magic: Jameson, Meletti Amaro syrup with toasted walnut and chicory, vanilla-infused Allspice Dram topped with a spiced black cherry (a take on a Black Manhattan!)
Strandhill Public | Rory Martin
Sine Metu: Jameson, cognac, sweet vermouth, Benedictine D.O.M., Angostura bitters, Peychaud’s bitters
TASTE Downtown Tampa | Kylie Bellows
The Vixen: Jameson, Campari, Triple Sec, plum bitters, fresh lemon juice, sugar water, black tea, Fee Foam, orange rind, thyme
Sneak Peek at this Year's Cocktails
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