Craft Cocktail Competition

Charlottesville’s top mixologists showcase
the best local ingredients


APRIL 9-15

During Tom Tom Charlottesville’s top mixologists will compete for the title of best mixologist. These “Tom Tom Cocktails” served during the week of the Festival will highlight locally sourced aromatics, liquors, and artisanal products.



All submitted cocktails will be reviewed by a panel of judges who grade on creativity, presentation, originality, and most importantly… taste. The judges choice will be crowned top mixologist. A popular vote will also be conducted, for a crowd favorite prize. Both will be announced on Sunday, April 15th.

2017 Winner

Congrats to Patrick McClure of Lost Saint

Patrick’s winning masterpiece, Lil’ Rhuby Fizzle, featured precocious blend of sweet Strawberry Juice from Agriberry Farm, tart Rhubarb Juice from Radical Roots Farm, and Boar Creek Appalachian Whiskey from Hillsville, VA in Carroll County, balanced with Homestead Creamery cream and egg white.

2017 Crowd Favorite

Congrats to Brendan Cartin of Oakhart Social

Brendan’s crowd favorite, Flora, featured Broker’s gin, house strawberry shrub, mint & basil syrup, lemon, cava, and cracked pepper.