Food & Drink

Hawthorne's Cocktail Throwdown

Kick back with small bites and 'tails as you enjoy this American Idol-meets-Iron Chef two-round cocktail competition in which six local drink slingers are given ingredients only moments before the starting gun and told to make a mixed drink that hopefully doesn't taste like After Shock. Top bevvies from each heat square off in an epic final, which is judged on "style, taste, creativity, and skill" by a trio of "celebrities"/ industry experts, including one of the world's leading bartenders, modestly known as "The Maestro".