Four of Charleston's top bartenders will face off tonight in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival's Official Mixologist Competition.
The winner's cocktail will be served at the festival's Opening Night Party on March 1. The finalists are Jon Calo, The Cocktail Club; Mick Matricciano, The Gin Joint; Evan Powell, Fish; and Brent Sweatman, Biggie's Southern Gastropub.
Each cocktail will be prepared with Milagro Tequila or Hendrick's Gin and will incorporate a "Lucky Charm" to celebrate the festival's seventh year. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery.
The competition takes place 6-8 p.m. at the Michael Mitchell Gallery, 438 King St.
Tickets are $35 and are available at the door or online at www.charlestonwineandfood.com.