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Craft cocktail event to benefit hospitality industry

Craft cocktail event to benefit hospitality industry

Sarah Sole

When attendees imbibe luxe creations from local bartenders at the Columbus Cocktail Classic, they’ll also be helping out those in the central Ohio service industry. 

The event, slated for 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at Le Méridien Columbus The Joseph, benefits Service, a relief effort for hospitality workers. Presented by the Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour and the Bourbon Club of Central Ohio in partnership with Le Le Méridien, the Classic will feature sample craft cocktails as well as educational seminars. Tickets are sold separately for a team competition, Cocktail Culinary Throwdown, which showcases cocktails and small bites. 

Seminar topics include cocktail crafting, led by the Light of Seven Matchsticks Bar Manager PJ Ford; sparkling wine, led by Veritas and Accent Wines Manager and Sommelier Greg Stokes; and whiskey, with the podcast “Women & Whiskey, Stop Mansplaining Me!”


Among the featured vendors are Denmark on High, Buckeye Bourbon House, Goodale Station at The Canopy, Ghost Writer Public House, the Getaway Brewing Co, and Lincoln Social Rooftop. 

Tickets will be available for purchase online through 5 p.m. Sept. 3. General admission ($25) includes craft cocktails, while an additional $50 provides admission to the seminars. Cocktail Culinary Throwdown tickets are $50.

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