Mixology Masters 2022, Presented by Porsche Irvine


Mixology Masters, Presented by Porsche Irvine

On November 12th we hosted our third annual Mixology Masters event at Porsche in Irvine, a signature event created to celebrate SoCal’s top mixologists. VIP guests were greeted with bubbly courtesy of Wilson Creek Winery as they entered the dealership and took photos at the insta-worthy step and repeat created by Balloon Ladies, Co.

Once inside the crowd enjoyed passed decadent hors d’oeuvres and small bites from local caterers including Savory Roads Catering, Iron Catering Crew and Pleasure Palate Life. An alcohol-inspired wellness station provided sweet readings thanks to Spiritual Wellness while Basil Hayden and Mario’s Hard Espresso served up creative cocktails. In the VIP area, guests enjoyed an array of specialty canned cocktails from Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, wine tasting with Monserate Winery, Italian delicacies from Chef Marco of Il Goloso and gourmet dates from Je Taime Cherie.

During the extravaganza, guests had the opportunity to try a sample of each specialty cocktail presented by the competing mixologists which showcased Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Two Shores Gin, Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum and Dos Caras Tequila while Icelandic Water kept guests hydrated. Selfie Here and Wonderwall OC provided picture-perfect backdrops throughout the event for guests to secure the perfect selfie.

Great Gatsby themed music from DJ Leenie kept patrons entertained throughout the event while Kissed by Tulips provided beautiful floral decor for guests to enjoy in intimate seating areas.

To end the event guests were encouraged to nominate their favorite mixologists of the night. After tallying all the votes, Miguel Sandoval from Pasea in Huntington Beach took the win for Best Mixologist while Inga Tantisalidchai from OLEA in Newport Beach was awarded the win for Most Creative Cocktail.

2022 Competing Mixologists included: Adrian Sosa – Rum Social, Brandon Conrad – Mixology Flaired, Manny Magana – The Green Room, Yasmina Salas – Yasmina’s Craft Bar, Pedro Mejia Del Aguila – StillWater Spirits & Sounds, LaKisha DuCreay – LaCreay’s  Bartending Service, Inga Tantisalidchai – Olea Cellar. Craft. Cook, Krys Modawell – Descanso Restaurant, Ryan Romero – The Varnish LA, Jesse Gilbert – Wet Dog Tavern, Michael Ng – BTG Bartending, Crystal Mendoza – The Exhibition Room and Isaac Smith – Tin Lizzie Saloon

Event Photos By: Michael Pascual @michaelpascualmedia

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Event Photos By: Ken Alcazar @alcazark

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