[image-1]Dames for the Cause, the monthly event series that highlights outstanding female bartenders in the Charleston food and bev community, will hold their holiday party at Home Team BBQ downtown Tues. Dec. 19 from 9 p.m. til 12 a.m. 

This isn’t any old stale story of good tidings, though — this fete, sponsored by Scotland-based premium spirits company Edrington, features six local  bartenders, with two ‘tenders mixing specialty cocktails and boilermakers every hour. The party starts with Megan Deschaine of Macintosh and Katie Daniel of Bar Mash behind the bar. During the second hour, watch as Avery Ulrich of Restaurant Tu and Katie Powers of Cooper River Brewery whip up some festive libations, then be sure to stick around for the grand finale, with Ariana Cohen of Prohibition and Caroline Woodruff of Proof slinging drinks.

There will also be a Christmas themed photo booth with costumes and props, live music, and a raffle for prizes including local restaurant gift certificates. All proceeds from the cocktails and boilermakers benefit Hogs for the Cause, an organization dedicated to helping families of children with terminal brain cancer.