The art of mixology will be on display next February at a new fundraiser for the High Museum of Art.
Introducing Highball, the museum’s first craft cocktail competition. On February 18, 2017, twelve of Atlanta’s top mixologists will shake, stir and serve an original cocktail, with guests getting to sample each and vote on their favorite. There will also be light bites from Sterling Spoon catering and music from DJ Teknology.
Here are the participating mixologists:
Jeff Banks, Brush Sushi Izakaya
Donna Bogatin, Sipology
Greta Buccellato, 5Church Atlanta
Blake Carter, Sweet Auburn BBQ
David Chapman, Kimball House
Bobby Dudley, The S.O.S. Tiki Bar
Joseph Haywood, Bar Margot (Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta)
Brent Hesse, 1KEPT
Carmaleita Lyght, Lyght House Cocktails
Jose Pereiro, Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Corey Phillips, Bellina Alimentari
Trip Sandifer, The Painted Pin (Buckhead)
Jessica Smith, Urban Tree Cidery
Ryan Smith, Reboot Retrocade & Bar
Jonathan Turner, Grain Spirits + Food
Ben Yabrow, Himitsu
At the event there will be a “People’s Choice” winner, decided by the guests, and a “Critic’s Choice” decided by a local expert based on appearance, taste, complexity, balance and originality. In addition to bragging rights, the winning mixologist will receive a cash prize.
Single tickets to Highball are $100 for museum members and $125 for not-yet members. Benefactor packages start at $500. All proceeds will benefit the High Museum of Art. The event is 21 and up.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Highball is an aperitif to the museum’s main fundraiser (and one of my favorite events), the 25th annual High Museum Wine Auction, to be held March 22 to 25, 2017.
Highball at the High Museum of Art, Saturday, February 18, 2017.
General admission at 7:30pm, benefactor preview hour at 6:30pm.
Margaretta Taylor Lobby, Wieland Pavilion, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 30309. www.high.org
image courtesy High Museum of Art