Bloody Mary Lovers will want to be at The Mandalay Banquet Center for the 5th Bloody Mary Showdown on Sunday, Jan 26th. Imagine a room filled with bartenders, each offering up their own twist on the classic brunch cocktail. Over the years we’ve had bloody mary’s made with beets, beer and even green tomatoes. The only thing that is consistent is they will all be made with Ketel One Vodka, this year’s sponsor. Garnishes ranged from home make pork rinds, to shrimp, chicken wings, cheese, tomatoes, pickles and some glasses will be rimmed with celery salt, spices and so much more!
Winning Bartenders walk with $500 cash and bragging rights for the year!
Past Winners include:
2014Mackenzie Manley from Mack’s Tavern
2016: tied Mackenzie and & Scott Conrad
2017: Scott Conrad from The Vue, who now is selling his winning RAD’S Bloody Mary Mix.
2018: Jenn Elsass from TJ Chumps in Miamisburg
Bartenders can enter the competition using this link.
2018 3rd place: The Bloody Derby made with Old Forester created by Brook Paxon of The Troll Pub
2018 2nd place: Papi’s Sassy Bloody Mary Mix by by Vicki Wedworth of Papi Joe’s Tennessee Pepper Sauce Company
Ticket for the event are $30 for general admission which include 8 tastes and entry from noon -2pm. VIP Tickets are $50 and include one hour early entry, 12 tastes and a breakfast sandwich.
All guests will have the chance to vote for best garnish, best table decor and Best Bloody Mary, with winners being announced at 1:5opm. Their will be a raffle for donated prizes and a 50/50, all benefitting our charity parter, which again this year is FilmDayton, our local film commission.
FlmDayton markets a 9 county region to TV and film productions in order to drive economic development in the entertainment business sector within the Dayton region. They serve as a resource, assisting in identifying suitable venues and locations in the Miami Valley, as well as finding crew, equipment, housing and a wide variety of service providers. also act as an advocate for growth and exposure of the local industry.
Secondarily, they assist productions on-location in the region by consulting on permitting, permissions, locations, local information, and more. Finally, FilmDayton works to grow and educate our local crew. This base of experienced crew and companies paired with the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit is an essential part of Ohio’s success as a filming destination.
Tickets can be purchased online or on Sunday, Jan 19th at the Fifth Street Brewpub, were event producers Jeff Jackson and Lisa Grigsby of Planned to Give will be guest bartending.