The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze Cocktail Competition on June 28 offered guests a taste test of cocktails to vote for their favorites. 550 people event with 515 votes counted for the 38 cocktails presented. Designated drivers did not vote.
The winners were:
- 1st: Thali, Faithfully Giner
- 2nd: 1249 WineBar, Chocolate Cherry Bomb
- 3rd: Tisane, Hot and Corny
Ten restaurants supported the event with culinary tastings. The event raised $34,800 in ticket sales plus sponsorships of $29,000 from the Farmer’s Cow and Tea Haunt Canvas for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. News commentator Faith Middleton hosted the event.