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4th Annual Stone Fence Cocktail Competition & Mitten Drive

  • The Violet Hour 1520 North Damen Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

It's back for the fourth year in a row— it's our annual Stone Fence Cider Cocktail Competition & Mitten Drive! Held this year at award-winning bar The Violet Hour, the Stone Fence Cider Cocktail Competition provides a platform for Chicago’s top bartenders to put their signature on the Stone Fence cocktail that will be evaluated by a selection of influential judges and one people’s choice vote. The Stone Fence is said to be the oldest truly American cocktail, combining the American-born beverages bourbon and hard apple cider with just a hint of lemon zest.

Entry is granted through a $25 advance ticket donation. [Click here for tickets.] We are pleased to once again make this a charitable event, this year benefitting Cornerstone Community Outreach. All proceeds and donated winter accessories will benefit CCO.

Join us at The Violet Hour to try 10 of Chicago's best bartenders' riffs on the classic cider cocktail. Bring a warm weather accessory to donate, sample the cocktails, enjoy some cider, and cast your vote. 

Thanks to our sponsors: KOVAL Distillery, Seasons Sparkling, Rare Tea Cellar, and Chrome Industries.

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