(May 3, 2018 – Tampa, Fla.) – Margarita Wars is back for its fifth year with more than 15 local mixologists competing to win the title of ‘Tampa Bay’s Best Margarita.’ The event takes place on Friday, July 27th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre (4121 N. 50th St. in Tampa). Tickets are on sale now with a flash sale happening through Friday, May 11th.
Everyone’s favorite tequila battle, Margarita Wars, gives attendees a unique opportunity to sample their way around margaritas by more than 15 local mixologists representing high-profile restaurants and bars in the Tampa Bay area. Each attendee will be able to vote on-site for the competitor they believe created the best version of the classic cocktail.
General Admission to Margarita Wars is $35 Flash Sale (Now through May 11th), $40 Early Bird (May 12th through June 15th), $45 Advance (June 16th through July 26th), and $55 Door (July 27th). GA includes margarita samples from each bar and restaurant, Mexican-inspired bites, and voting in the ‘Tampa Bay’s Best Margarita’ contest.
VIP Admission to Margarita Wars is $65 Flash Sale (Now through May 11th), $70 Early Bird (May 12th through June 15th), $75 Advance (June 16th through July 26th), and $85 Door (July 27th). VIP Admission includes early entry from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., margarita samples from each bar and restaurant, Mexican-inspired bites, one commemorative swag item, one draft beer, voting in the ‘Tampa Bay’s Best Margarita’ contest, and more VIP-only perks.
As voted on by Margarita Wars attendees, 2017’s winner was Besito Mexican Julia Sowa’s “Not Your Average Margarita” made with Besito’s house blend of nine tropical fruit juices, fresh lime juice, and a super secret ingredient added to a sugar rim, while 2016’s winner was “Kelly Kapowski,” featuring edible flowers, prickly pear, and Tidal Boar Ginger Beer made by Datz mixologist Morgan Zuch. In 2015, Kat McKenna walked away with the award with “The Foster Child: a Bananas Foster Experience,” an intricate mix of banana, vanilla, sugar, and spices and 2014’s winner was was “Rosy the Pig,” a strawberry smoked rose margarita by Datz’s Morgan Zuch.
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