Quench your thirst with some of San Marcos’ best tasting “Mer-tinis!” Back by popular demand, this highly anticipated Mer-tini Shakedown Competition is a friendly - yet fierce - contest among local mixologists that shake it up the final week of Mermaid SPLASH!
This is a high-spirited event to create the best Mermaid-inspired Martini or Mer-tini. Two teams of judges will travel from site to site sipping the tasty and creative concoctions while taking careful notes on the distinctive characteristics of the competing cocktails to determine a favorite.
The evening ends with two semi-finalists who will go to the Shakedown Finals held on the rooftop of the Meadows Center during the Mermaid Society Art Ball on Friday September 21st. This competition is scored on taste, presentation and creativity with extra points earned from mer-inspired flare and fanfare.
Two awards are bestowed upon the 1st place and 2nd place.. Besides bragging rights, the 1st place winner receives an original trophy (designed by a different local artist every year), and a $250 cash award. 2nd Place winner receives a $150 cash prize.
Join us on Saturday, September 7th when the competition escalates; because this year there will be 16 cocktail masters, representing some of San Marcos’ best eating and drinking establishments and battling for the win!