Editors' pick

The Quill Cocktail Competition


Editorial Review

Here's an easy way to spend part of your long weekend: Watch six of the area's top bartenders take turns creating cocktails with smooth-sipping Jefferson's bourbon, then try each drink in the plush surrounds of the Jefferson Hotel's Quill lounge. There are prizes on the line, including a trip to the Jefferson's distillery in Kentucky, but the real winners are those who get to sample beverages crafted by Clinton Terry (PX), Jon Arroyo (Founding Farmers), Patrick Owens (Jaleo), Sal Aldana (CityZen) and Joseph Cleveland (Oyamel) in 20 minutes or less. Duane Sylvestre of Bourbon Steak, who won the debut Jefferson's competition last year, returns to defend his crown. Tickets include a cocktail reception with snacks from 2 to 3 p.m. and passed cocktails during the competition.