$10 Admission to the RiverTini Pour-Off on Saturday, March 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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  • Inventive martinis
  • Rio Vivo individual membership
  • Snacks, live music

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Promotional value expires Mar 27, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Must be 21 or older to attend. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Potatoes, when properly distilled, can result in crystal-clear vodka, breathtaking rubies, or convenient and practical futon sofas. Today’s Groupon invigorates the spud’s most celebratory offspring with admission to the San Antonio River Foundation’s Second Annual RiverTini Pour-Off for $10 (a $20–$25 value). Lead your friends by caravan or magic pipe to the riverside terrace at Hotel Contessa on The San Antonio River Walk on Saturday, March 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for freshly shaken drinks, live music, good eats, and droll river-related anecdotes.

This year’s pour-off features bartenders from 10 of San Antonio’s top restaurants in a fierce battle to crown the official 2010 RiverTini—an original cocktail that embodies the festive spirit and cultural mélange along the San Antonio River. Your Groupon gets you in the door, where delectable snacks provided by Hotel Contessa abound and guests peruse the libational offerings to the sounds of live music and shaking cocktails. Mixomaniacs from Rosario’s, Pavil Restaurant and Bar, Restaurant Insignia, and more will shake, toss, twirl, and eventually pour fresh cocktails for your sampling or swigging pleasure, on a mission to dethrone last year’s winner, Aldaco’s Stone Oak, and have their unnamed cocktail be christened the 2010 RiverTini. After the tasting has commenced and the limbs and brains of guests are properly be-jelloed, attendees vote on favorite cocktails for the people’s choice prize. Meanwhile, a separate panel of prominent local personalities declares the official winner, and 100 baby pegacorns are released back into the wild to celebrate.

Proceeds from the event benefit the San Antonio River Foundation and its ongoing efforts to beautify the river and breathe new life into the riverfront. Attendees to this year’s event are automatically enrolled as individual members to the San Antonio River Foundation membership program, Rio Vivo, allowing all guests at the RiverTini Pour-Off access to advanced event notification and a snazzy window sticker. Get this Groupon for yourself or to bestow last-minute Ides of March Day gifts on friends, family, and fish.

You must be 21 years or older to attend the pour-off.

Reviews

My River Blog rhapsodizes about last year's RiverTinis:

  • All entries were fresh, festive and colorful, reflecting the expanding vibrant culture along the enhanced San Antonio River. – Karen Adams
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