Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) crowned Alma Cocina the winner of its second annual cocktail contest, Battle of the Bottles. This year’s theme, “What Would Rhett Drink Today?,” celebrated the 75th anniversary of the film premiere of Gone With the Wind. Alma’s winning cocktail, Fuego Sur, featured mango- and habanero-infused Herradura Reposado, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Jus D' Manguier Liqueur, lemon juice, pecan simple syrup and black tea.
The winner was announced at ACVB’s Connect event at Opera Nightclub on Wednesday, June 18. Alma’s grand prize includes $2,014, a free ACVB membership for one year, a feature in Atlanta Now and recognition at the Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame event in November.
Battle of the Bottles is one of several events offered by ACVB exclusively to its members. Five times a year, members are encouraged to network with industry peers at Connect, a causal cocktail reception. ACVB’s quarterly Industry Briefings teach members about the latest trends in the hospitality industry. In additional to the annual cocktail contest, ACVB organizes an annual Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame induction event, which recognizes dedicated industry leaders.
Established in 1913, ACVB is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.