Sample and Vote For Your Favorite Cocktails at Cincinnati Alchemy Fest This Weekend

Ticketholders will get to vote for their favorite drinks in the three preliminary rounds, with the top two bartenders in each round moving to the finals.

May 19, 2023 at 12:39 pm
click to enlarge A bartender mixes a drink at Cincinnati Alchemy Fest 2022. - Photo: Hendrickson
A bartender mixes a drink at Cincinnati Alchemy Fest 2022.

You can help decide which of Cincinnati’s bartenders make the best drinks at the annual Cincinnati Alchemy Fest this weekend.

Smoke Justis is hosting Alchemy Fest Sunday, May 21 from 2-8 p.m. Fifteen crafty local bartenders will compete in a preliminary round – five to each round. Each 45-minute preliminary round will be sponsored by a distillery and the bartenders will use their products. Round One will be Three Keys Distillery; Round Two is Log Still Distiller; and Round Three is Michter’s Distillery.

Alchemy Fest ticketholders will get to vote for their favorite cocktails in the prelims and the top two vote-getters in each round will advance to the finals. Three guest judges – queen of cocktails Molly Wellmann, Alchemy Fest 2022 winner Jade Colwell and Boars Room general manager Dan Altom – will then decide the winners.

The winner will be crowned at 8 p.m., with the top three bartenders winning money. And not only will there be plenty of cocktail sampling, Alchemy Fest will also feature live music and arts and crafts vendors.

You can buy your Alchemy Fest ticket here.

Smoke Justis, 302 Court Street, Covington. More info:

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