Official Drink of Austin 2017

As the official event photographer for Austin Food and Wine Alliance for the past several years, I’ve gotten to head out to a metric ton of amazing food- and drink-related events here in Austin.  They are invariably fantastic, and I eat too much (and drink exactly the right amount) at every one of them.  Official Drink of Austin 2017 was no different, and I’m pleased to share some photos with you.

Congratulations to Frank for taking home the coveted ODA award!

Cocktail glasses with ice lined up on a table at Official Drink of Austin The bar staff of Javelina Austin pose behind their bar at Official Drink of Austin A close-up of a man pouring a shot of whiskey with a shirt reading "Can't we all just drink along?" A cocktail balanced on judge's scorecard at Official Drink of Austin Bartender at Javelina pours drinks into cool antique red glasses Bartenders from Frank Austin stand at attention Drinks in wine glasses with a ceramic rabbit in the foreground A DJ stands behind her laptop in front of a brick wall with Austin Food and Wine Alliance's logo behind her Bartenders prepare drinks at Official Drink of Austin A bartender jumps up in joy at Official Drink of Austin Shakey Graves, a judge at Official Drink of Austin, raises his hand in recognition Alexis Mijares, bartender at Frank, shows off her hat at Official Drink of Austin

Bartenders prepare to make drinks at Official Drink of Austin Tito Beveridge speaks on microphone at Official Drink of Austin Bartenders shake hands in front of Austin Food and Wine Alliance's logo

Alexis Mijares and her team from Frank acting rowdy behind their bar Alexis Mijares and her crew from Frank raise their hands in celebration upon winning Official Drink of Austin Alexis Mijares raises the Official Drink of Austin trophy above her head