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Toast to the Arts returns bigger than ever! ArtsWave has partnered with Cincinnati's leading restaurants, breweries and bars to invite residents of Cincinnati out on the town to enjoy great wine and beer and give back to the arts at the same time. 

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2017 ArtsWave Cocktail Competition: February 13 - April 17, 2017

Vote for your favorite ArtsWave-inspired Toast to the Arts cocktail. 26 Bars are competing in the second annual Toast to the Arts Cocktail Competition. Voting runs through April 17.

Cast your vote by going to

Participating Bars

Boca - El Borracho - Tequila, Ancho Reyes, Ginger

Coffee at Lola's - Joel's Drink - Espresso, Kahlua, Vodka, Egg White, Garnished with Coffee Beans and Shaved Chocolate. 

Corkopolis - Drink by Numbers! - Create your own masterpiece gin based cocktail.

Forno Osteria & Bar - Ponte Vecchio - Watershed Bourbon Barrel Gin, Housemade Rosemary Coriander Simple Syrup, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice, Dash of Coriander   

Igby's - In the Rye of the Beholder - Bulleit Rye, Lemon Juice, Ginger Simple Syrup, Agave Nectar, Mint Leaves, and Angostura Bitters

Kaze OTR - Shiso Fresh! - Sake, Plum Wine, Simple Syrup, Yuzu Juice, Soda Water, and Garnished with a Shiso Leaf

Lachey's Bar - Pomegranate Sangria - Rosé Wine, Brandy, Raspberry Liqueur, Fresh Fruit, and Juice

Low Spark - El Soñador - Reposado Tequila, Campari, Agave, Lime, and Mint

Marty's Hops & Vines - A Currant Affair - A layered blend of Lindemans Cassis Lambic and Tessora Crema al Limone, Garnished with a Candied Lemon Peel and Fresh Mint.

Nada - The Lone Ranger - Mezcal, Midori, Pineapple, Ginger

Nation Kitchen & Bar - Heavenly Vision - Watershed Vodka, Blackberry Shrub, Rosemary/Vanilla Simple Syrup, Nocino

Queen City Exchange - Queen Bee - Blueberry Vodka, Lemonade, Sprite

Restaurant L - Gimlet L - Elderflower Liquor, Gin, Lillet, Lime

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar - The Duveneck - Jalapeño Pineapple Mule

Sotto - Modena - Bourbon, Nocino, Lemon, Cinnamon, & Allspice

Sundry and Vice - Adonis - Olorosso Sherry, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters

Taste of Belgium - OG Intrappen - Old Grain Genever, Honey Simple Syrup, Sirop de liege Simple Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, Goslings Ginger beer, Oranges, Orange Bitters, Mint Garnish

The Anchor - The Estuary - Gin, Lemon Juice, Pineapple Juice, Kefir and Celery Bitters

The Lackman - Bill Martin - Tequila, Bourbon Vanilla Syrup, Bitters, and Lemon Zest

The Mercer - Hieronymous Bosch - Bols Genever, Licor 43, Lime Juice, Splash of Ginger Beer, and Garnished with a Lime Wedge

The Mockbee - Pretty in Pink - Pink Peppercorns, Strawberries, Gin, Agave Nectar, Pink Himalayan Salt, Kombucha Ginger Lemon, Garnished with a Strawberry.

The Overlook Lodge - The Pop Art - Vodka, Cherry Simple, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Pimms, Ginger Beer, Mint

The President's Room - Pom Frizzante - Cazadores Tequila, Madagascar Vanilla Cracked Pepper Simple Syrup, Pomegranate, Lambrusco

The Righteous Room - Paris to Moscow - Stolichnaya Razberi and Champagne with Fresh Raspberries

Third and Main - Artsy Fartsy - Woodford Double Oaked, St Germain Elderflower Liquor, Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, Mamajuana, and Angostura & Chocolate Bitters

Video Archive - The Pop Art - Vodka, Cherry Simple, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Pimms, Ginger Beer, Mint

Toast to the Arts Wine Promotion

Between February 13th and April 17th, join ArtsWave in a Toast to the Arts at the below restaurants that are hosting a special wine promotion. Proceeds from every glass and bottle sold of the featured will help support the ArtsWave annual campaign. 

Bow Tie Cafe 
White - Ancora Montepulicano d'Abruzzo 2015
Red - Disruption Red Wine 2014


Jean Robert's Table
White- Chateau Soucherie 'Cuvee Les Ranges de Long' Anjou Blanc, 2014 (Chenin Blanc)  
Red- Rhone by Roger Sabon, 2014 (Grenache/Cinsault/Syrah Blend)

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
White - Benzinger Chardonnay 
Red - Simi Cabernet Sauvignon 

Listermann Brewing Co. 
White - Gewürztraminer - Flavors and aromas include spices, roses, passion fruit, and lychees
Red - Carménère - Treasured for its supple red-and-black berry flavors (in a similar style to Merlot) and herbaceous notes of green peppercorn

Marty's Hops & Vines
White - Disruption Chardonnay, Washington
Red -  Darcie Kent Vineyards Tesla Neighbors Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, USA

Restaurant L
White - Clarendelle Bordeaux Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc/ Semillion, France
Red - Bertrand Stehelin Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Sablet Rouge, France

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Rose - Jean Luc Colombo Rose 
Red - Kenwood Merlot

White - Kerner, Abbazia di Novacella '15
Red - Etna Rosso, Terre Nere '15

Taste of Belgium
White - Le Hameau Semillon-Classic French Semillon
Red - Le Triporteur Rouge

The President's Room

Third and Main
White - Caposaldo Sweet Pink Merlot/Moscado
Red - Meiomi Pinot Noir 

Via Vite
Nero d'Avola Prodigo Sicilia, IT

Roots Label

ArtsWave Collaboration Beer, Roots

Roots, Ginger Beer, a collaboration beer brewed by ArtsWave, Listermann Brewing Co, and Blank Slate Brewing Co, is a refreshing pale ale brewed with fresh ginger. 

Roots will be returning for the 2017 Community Campaign. You will be able to find it in bottles at your local bars and beer retailers including:
Americano Burger Bar
Arnolds Bar & Grill
Cappy's Norwood
Listermann Brewing Company
Orchids at Palm Court
Queen City Exchange
Restaurant L

For nearly a century, ArtsWave has supported the vibrant arts community that makes Cincinnati an amazing place to live. With the help of tens of thousands of people each year, we fuel the impact of more than 100 arts organizations and programs, including Cincinnati’s oldest and largest arts institutions and its up-and-coming smaller ones. Music, dance, theater, museums, festivals and more — we believe in the power of the arts to enliven our neighborhoods and connect our communities. Thank you for supporting that mission, too. Cheers! 

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