The third annual Palm Springs Craft Cocktail Week Championship will take place on the patio of Moxie Palm Springs on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Some of the valley's top bartenders will compete live for the coveted championship, as well as the Audience Choice award. Tickets include bites of food and tastes of all the competing cocktails; tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.
Sponsored by Ketel One Botanical, and benefiting the Desert AIDS Project and the LGBT Community Center of the Desert.
The participants (subject to change):
Cheyne Tiszai, AC3 Restaurant + Bar
Cesar Olvera, Alebrije Bistro Mexico
Lucky Callender, Babe's Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse
Jesse Krowiak, Bongo Johnny's Patio Bar and Grill
Peter Leighton, Frank's Bourbon Bar at the Purple Room
Hunter Broggi, Lulu California Bistro (the defending champion!)
Rachel North, Moxie Palm Springs
Garrett Spicher, Trio Restaurant
Leslie Barclay, Ketel One Botanicals
Brad Fuhr, Gay Desert Guide/KGAY 106.5
Alexis Ortega, LGBT Community Center of the Desert
Darrell Tucci, Desert AIDS Project