Houston Street Charities, the nonprofit behind the San Antonio Cocktail Conference
, released the name of the eight finalists for this year's original cocktail competition.
In order to streamline the competition, which will take place Sunday, January 18 at 4 p.m. inside the Aztec Theatre, blind entries were winnowed down to eight by judges. This year's participants Carl Biddle, Bradley Bowden (Parliament
), Daniel Guillen out of Dallas; Leslie Ross (Treadsack
) of Houston; Scott Stierwalt (Ox Lot 9
) of Covington, Louisiana; Clement Mocanu of Austin; with Blanca Angel Cantu and Timothy Bryand (NAO
) of SA rounding out the participants.
Cocktail recipes, themed Spirit of San Antonio, were due this past December and had to use spirits in the William Grant & Sons portfolio. First prize will earn $2,000, with second place taking home $1,000. Tickets for the event, $40 gets you into the competition and conference closing party, are still available at sanantoniococktailconference.com