Charleston's Next Top Cocktail

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Charleston's Next Top Cocktail
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SEE AND BE SCENE: Ben Harris, Christina Rinaldi, Patti Byrd and David Richardson at the 2013 Charleston's Next Top Cocktail Finals Party held at Mercury Bar, 1/8.

Seven of the area's top bartenders competed Tuesday night for the title of Charleston's Next Top Cocktail. Held at Mercury Bar, Sarah Martin of Fish, Korey Richards of High Cotton, Jonathan Calo of Speakeasy, Ian Farley of Ms. Roses, Jackson Holland of The Cocktail Club, Matt Frost of Saffire and Evan Powell of Republic Garden & Lounge vied for the title by trying to impressing the crowd and the judges with their drinks. The winner of the competition will be announced in the March issue of Charleston Magazine and will be features at Charleston Fashion Week, March 19-23.