Gwen Fowler



Bartenders mixing it up in competition

Posted 1/5/2014 8:49:00 PM

Five Charleston bartenders are competing for the winning cocktail to be served at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival Opening Night Party: Salute to Charleston’s Chefs on March 6.

The finalists are Hallie Marie Arnold of The Grocery; Megan Deschaine of Tristan; Gerard Kieran of Seanachai Social Club; Chris Laine of ICEBOX; and Sarah Marie Martin of Bay Street Biergarten

They were among the bartenders who entered the sixth annual Festival Mixologist Competition. Each created a cocktail using Reyka Vodka that paired with a dish created by Chef Frank McMahon of Hank’s Seafood Restaurant

A panel of judges will select the winner in early February.