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Eight teams of some of the capital’s best bartenders will face-off Tuesday, February 17th in a frenzy to create the perfect Mardi Gras cocktail. In the showdown, hosted by Black Jack, teams must to create two identical cocktails in just seven minutes: one to go to the judges, and another to be auctioned off to the audience. The contestants include bartenders from Saint-EX, Jack Rose, Founding Farmers, Gypsy Soul and other great drinking spots!

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In addition to the competition, Black Jack will offer a variety of outstanding drink specials and free Mardi Gras-themed grub. DJ Brandon Duff will also provide beats for the evening. The event will run from nine until midnight, and proceeds will benefit Black’s Family Foundation.

Tickets to get in are $30, but if you leave us a comment telling us what you would name your signature cocktail and what it would contain, you could have a chance to win a pair for free! Just post your idea for a cocktail in the comments below; the most interesting idea wins!