You are cordially invited to participate in the the 2nd Annual Mermaid Society’s Mer-tini Shakedown on Saturday, September 9th, 2017! The Mer-tini Shakedown is a city-wide event, during Mermaid Society’s SPLASH Festival, in which local mixologists will compete to create the BEST San Marcos Mer-tini cocktail using Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin! 16 cocktail masters will represent some of San Marcos’ most popular restaurants and bars and compet...e for bragging rights, a handcrafted trophy created by a local artist, AND a $250.00 cash prize. Local judges & Wristband holders will play a part in helping to decide who will be the Mer-tini Champion while enjoying drink and food specials, and cheering for their favorite mixologist. The two semifinalists will then go on to the Shakedown Finals to be held at the Mermaid Society “Art” Ball on Friday, September 15th.
Here are the 2017 Competitors!
Sean Patrick's Irish Pub N' Texas Grub
Louie's Oyster House & Beer Garden
Cody's Bistro & Lounge
Palmer's Restaurant and Bar
Buzz Mill San Marcos
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel Conference Center & Spa
Taproom Pub & Grub
KIVA Lounge & Bar
Mer-tini Judges - Will be made up of (2) teams of 8 , which will consist of local leaders, Mermaid Society sponsors and ambassadors. Judges will travel from location to location, sampling hand-crafted mer-tinis and will score each establishment base on the criteria below!
Public Judges - By purchasing a $10 wristband on our website, you will have the chance to participate in voting for the "People's Choice" award, and getting in on all the Food & Drink specials each local is providing. This will vary from location to location.
Wristbands can be purchased for $10 on our website, or day of the event at our "Check-in" Tent on the courthouse lawn. You will pick up your wristband at our "Public Check-in table" on Saturday, September 9th from 5pm - 8pm!
Get your ticket here!
Judging System -
The following criteria will be used to determine the Mer-tini Semifinalists.
Taste - (40 points)
Mermaid Factor (20 points)
Presentation - (10 points)
Creativity- (15 points)
Fan Flair - (15 points)
The highest points received will be determined as the teams semifinalist. The (2) semifinalists will be announced on Mermaid Society’s Facebook on Monday, September 11th at 11:00 a.m.
Semifinalists will compete at the Mermaid Society “Art” Ball on Friday, September 15th, to determine who will be the 2017 Mer-tini Shakdown Champion. Society Ball guests will be provided one “vote” card at registration to be used to vote for their favorite Mer-tini cocktail. Vote cards will be tallied to determine who the winner will be.
Thank you for your Time!
We have lots of exciting events, coinciding with SPLASH 2017 including the Mermaid “Art Ball” , like the Mermaid Parade on Sat. September 15th, & The Mermaid Aqua Faire on Sat. September 16th, along with many others. To check out our event calendar, please visit our website! For any questions, please comment below!
On Behalf of the Mermaid Society, we look forward to your participation in the 2nd Annul 2017 Mer-tini Shakedown Competition!
Mermaid Society SMTX
SPLASH Title Sponsor Chuck Nash Auto Group
Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin