Florida Craft Distributors present the #RyesUp Campaign to benefit community activation in Fort Lauderdale.
I love curating a great experience, especially one that brings together my favorites for a great cause. Meet #RyesUpFTL a campaign created by Florida’s newest whiskey from Boston, Putnam Rye Whiskey, benefiting local non-profit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale (501c3) to support community activation. Your job is easy: visit venues and try their cocktails. Vote for your favorites and share your experience. The more cocktails sipped, the more money raised.
PHASE 1: Riverwalk Bartender Challenge Facebook Poll voting launched Monday, May 24th and ended Sunday, June 20 at midnight. Connect to the following sponsors on Instagram: Boston Harbor Distillery, Spirited South Florida, Florida Craft Distributors + Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
Vote for your Riverwalk Bartender Challenge Fan Favorite once daily from May 24 through June 20th! Visit our six restaurants and try their cocktails. Then post your photo sipping and having fun! Support our local hospitality community. Your votes count and there are prizes for the most money raised, so support your favorite bartenders! VOTING HAS ENDED: https://bit.ly/RyesUpFTL
- Marco | Carmela’s | The Boston Beer Fashioned
- Medhi | Del Frisco’s Grille | The Cinn-er
- Even Keel Fish Shack | Putnam Berries in the Rye – Host Venue for Bartender competition
- Ian | Lobster Bar & Sea Grille | Tia Tea Party
- Trent | Whiskey Neat | Put’s Buttah OF
- Maxwell | Wild Sea Las Olas | Whiskey Berry
AWARD: Title of 🏅#RyesUp Challenge Fan Favorite and a commemorative Brick installed along the Riverwalk on the New River. All Bartenders will have a chance to win one of three prizes through the #RyesUpFTL drawing. The more cocktails they sell, the more chances they have to win!
PHASE 2: Bartender Competition • Spirited South Florida curates the #RyesUpFTL bartender competition on Monday, June 21st to select the best cocktail. Cash Prizes, Swag & more!
AWARD: 🏆Bartender Competition Best Cocktail. The bartender creating the best cocktail in the Bartender Competition phase will win a cash prize and “swag” from Spirited South Florida and partners. Riverwalk will install a Best Bartender Commemorative Brick along the New River.
Bartender Competition Curator: Renée @SpiritedSFL
Competition Coordinator: Bootleg Greg Cocktail Co. will oversee the competition at host venue Even Keel Fish Shack
Host: Rhonda Kallman, Founder, Boston Harbor Distillery
Karla – whiskey connoisseur representing Riverwalk Board
Anita – lead judge, award winning mixologist | The Wharf and Kyshali – award winning mixologist | Apothecary 330