New York's The Daisy Hosts the 1st Stop of The Four Roses Charity Cocktail Challenge

Join Four Roses Bourbon in its partnership with the Folded Flag Foundation to raises funds for an admirable cause

Chelsea Davis

Bartenders' creations are judged based on presentation, taste, and originality.

Sunday night marked the first stop on the 10-city tour of the Four Roses Charity Cocktail Challenge. In partnership with the Folded Flag Foundation, Four Roses Bourbon will be donating $500 to the foundation's cause after each city's event.

The Folded Flag Foundation “serves to honor the legacy of and pay tribute” to the bravest individuals who have made enormous sacrifices in defense of America. Its mission is to “provide scholarship and educational support grants to the spouses and children of the United States military and government personnel who have lost their lives as a result of hostile action.”

Hosted by the Upper East Side's The Daisy, the cocktail challenge pitted 16 bartenders against each other to see who could make the best bourbon cocktail. Scored on presentation of both the cocktail and the bartender, as well as taste and originality, each bartender put on a show to help raise money and awareness to the Fold Flag Foundation's cause.

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Alongside cocktails like the Summer Toddy, a shaken mix of Four Roses Yellow label, fernet rinse, and sweet tea, garnished with mint, were platters of tasty appetizers that included mini cheeseburgers with sautéed onions, smoked salmon toasts topped with caviar, and guacamole bites.

Catch this fun charity event at the following cities occurring throughout the end of June: Chicago, Austin, Atlanta, Louisville, Indianapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tampa, and St. Louis. For more info, click here.

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