Bloody marys to take center stage at first of three bar competitions |

Bloody marys to take center stage at first of three bar competitions

The Triple Crown of Bartending starts June 28 from noon to 4 p.m. with the fourth annual Bloody Mary competition held at Steamers Bar & Grill.
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Have a bloody, buddy.

The tomato juice-based breakfast of champions will be the focus of the first event at Lake Tahoe’s Triple Crown of Bartending, which kicks off at 12 p.m. Sunday at South Lake Tahoe’s Steamers Bar & Grill.

The series of events is designed to test the skills of South Lake Tahoe’s top bartenders while raising money for The League to Save Lake Tahoe. There is a $500 cash purse up for grab at each event. In addition to Sunday’s bloody mary competition, the Triple Crown includes a Style & Flair Competition with live music from Black Star Safari on July 26, as well as Cocktail Concoctions with surprise ingredients and live music from Big Sticky Mess on Aug. 23.

“I’m excited to sample all of the fabulous creations that stem from the stiff competition of very experienced and experimental bartenders,” said Matt Levitt of Tahoe Blue Vodka, in a press release for the series.

In addition to live outdoor music from acoustic duo Ike & Martin on Sunday, attendees can taste a variety of custom-made bloody marys with chances to win great prizes from a charity raffle benefiting The League to Save Lake Tahoe. The event is free and open to all ages, with $10 tastings of 10 samples for attendees 21 and older.

To sign up for one of the limited bartending spots, contact event organizer FNCTN at For the most up-to-date information on FNCTN events, connect on social media via Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat @FNCTN_Music.

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