Serious bartenders, take note. The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival is accepting recipe submissions for its 4th Annual Official Festival Mixologist Competition.

This year, they’re letting you choose between Milagro Tequila and Hendrick’s Gin and asking you to mix up a creative cocktail that incorporates a personal lucky charm. And whether it’s a rabbit’s foot or a four-leaf clover, your lucky charm needs to be tasty.

  • Charlotte Voisey, pictured here in her judging garb during last year’s Hendrick’s Gin crawl

The esteemed Charlotte Voisey will be judging recipes; deadline to submit is Dec. 5. Four finalists (two from each brand) will be mixing up their cocktails at a party on Jan. 11 at Michael Mitchell Gallery where attendees will choose the winner, which will be featured at the festival’s opening night party on March 1.

Oh, and in addition to bragging rights, the winner gets $300. For more information on participating, e-mail

  • Official entry form

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