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Fire and Ice Festival to feature 'Out of This World' drink competition, tasting tour

Delaware News Desk
Sussex Countian

The Fire and Ice Festival will launch Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend with the “Out of this World” Drink Competition from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at Bethany Blues, 6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach.

The competition will feature Dogfish Head Spirits with proceeds benefiting Nemours duPont Pediatrics & Senior Care, Sussex Campus, pediatric health system, dedicated to advancing higher standards in children’s and senior’s health in Sussex County.

Local bartenders will compete head-to-head to have their drink crowned competition winner. Competition guidelines require that all drinks will feature one of the following Dogfish Head Spirits: Analog Vodka, Barrell Honey Rum or Compelling Gin. Bethany Blues will provide food stations for ticket holders. Participants will vote for their favorite drink alongside a celebrity panel. Bartenders from Zoca, Good Earth Market, Bethany Blues, The Den at Bear Trap and The Cottage Café are set to compete.

Tickets are $40 at thequietresorts.com.

For those who cannot attend the competition, or want another tasting of the cocktails crafted during the competition, patrons of the Fire & Ice Tasting Tour can purchase a tasting card which will be honored throughout the entirety of the Fire & Ice Festival, allowing visitors to enjoy a taste of the Fire & Ice drink created by each restaurant. Tickets are $20, available through Jan. 22, proceeds benefiting Nemours.

While patrons tour, they can explore ice sculptures showcased at each restaurant; all participating restaurants will have either an ice bar, an ice luge, ice cocktail glasses or custom ice cubes.

For more, including a complete Fire and Ice “Out of This World” Festival schedule, visit fireandicede.com or call 539-2100.