Bend & Steal Master Crafted Cocktail Competition

Master Your Craft. Enjoy Ours.

Bend & Steal Master Crafted American Whiskey is our tribute to the art of distilling, aging, and perfecting whiskey. We’ve blended and bended drams of America’s best whiskeys with our own barrels for the past decade, mastering our craft on our quest to produce the perfect blended whiskey.

Now we want to celebrate those who master the art of a crafted cocktail using our Bend & Steal American Whiskey.

The Final Four

Bartenders of these top voted cocktails will be invited to share their craft at our “Bend & Steal Master Crafted Cocktail Competition” at the second annual Bend & Steal Master Crafted Event, held at Firefly Distillery on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

This event is open to the general public and also features a curated selection of local craftsmen and women sharing and selling their wares.

Free Admission. The cocktail sampling and voting will take place from 1-3pm.

Guests may sample these four Bend & Steal cocktails and vote, with the winning bartender taking home a Grand Prize of $500 cash, two LIVE at Firefly VIP concert tickets, and a Bend & Steal gift set!


By Kenny Sturtevant at Henry’s on the Market

Bend & Steal American Whiskey, cassis noir de bourgogne, domaine de canton, simple syrup, & lemon juice

The Last Dance

By Ricky Dunn at Momo Riverfront Park

Bend & Steal American Whiskey, Strawberry-Rhubarb Reduction, Dash of Rosehip Hibiscus Bitters. Served in an Old Fashioned glass and garnished with three slivers of Sweet Pickled Rhubarb on a cocktail skewer

Craft & Hustle

Fox in the Hen House

By Caleb Walker at Madra Rua

Bend & Steal American Whiskey, ginger simple syrup, orange bitters, Minute Maid Apple Juice, splash of grenadine, garnished with a fresh slice of apple served over ice in highball glass

Craft & Hustle

Peach Harvest Elixir

By Matthew Leach at Farm Haus Butcher & Beer Garden

Bend & Steal American Whiskey, “Haus” made Sweet Tea Honey Syrup, Lemon & Peach Bitters, served in a rocks glass rimmed with a lemon twist