Tonight’s Fight for the Title “Best Bartender”

Photo: Domaine de Canton

Domaine de Canton’s “Bartender of the Year” regional semifinal cocktail-off is tonight at 7 p.m.

WHAT: Eight of Seattle’s top mixologists will show off their most creative cocktails in a spirited competition to earn the title “Best Bartender of the Year” in a competition hosted by Maurice Cooper et Cie, producer and importer of Domaine de Canton, the world’s leading super-premium ginger liqueur. Tonight’s event will determine who goes to the finals in St. Martin.

Photo: Domaine de Canton

Domaine de Canton’s Bartender of the Year Competition is considered the pinnacle of bartender competitions for artisan mixologists, thanks to the $10,000 grand prize and finals at the La Samanna Luxury Resort and Spa in French St. Martin. The finals will take place June 5-7.

The semifinalists will have ten minutes to mix their cocktail for the judges. Complimentary appetizers and samples of the competitors’ cocktails will be available.

WHO: Semifinalists include: Andrew Bohrer of Mistral Kitchen; Benjamin Perri of Zig Zag Café; Casey Robison of Barrio; Evan Martin of Naga cocktail lounge at Chantanee; Jay Kuehner of Sambar; Jim Romdall of Vessel; Philip Thompson of Tavern Law and Thomas Bondesson of Little Red Bistro.

WHERE: Barrio | 1420 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 | (206) 588-8105

WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m. Introductions of the judges and contestants will begin at 7 p.m., and announcements of the winner will take place around 9 p.m.

TICKETS: This event is open to the public free of charge.