f you’ve been following my photography page on Facebook recently, you know that I have been posting a LOT of pictures of alcoholic beverages!
No, it’s not because I’ve suddenly developed a fondness for Absolut Vodka.
This has all been in preparation for the Absolut ARTini event happening at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Ten of the area’s local restaurants showcase their creativity and distinct style in preparing their signature “ARTini”. A ten week campaign precedes the gala event, featuring a weekly happy hour at each restaurant to promote their ARTini in hopes of getting your vote. This year’s theme is the roaring 20’s and includes a red carpet event entrance, ARTinis, open bar with throwback “bathtub gin” cocktails, fine fare, dancing, silent art auction, VIP area and MORE!

So without further ado, here are the contenders that are vying for this year’s Absolute ARTini award!

Ceviche ARTini – Thirty7 NorthThirty7 North Restaurant

The Speakeasy ARTini – Hot TunaHot Tuna

Ginger Apple ARTini – The Public HouseThe Public House

Orange Manhattan ARTini – Rainbow CactusRainbow Cactus

Pink Viagra ARTini – Tautog’s RestaurantTautog's Restaurant

Fresh to Death ARTini – Hells Kitchen NorfolkHell's Kitchen Norfolk

Sweet Heat ARTini – Burtons Grill Absolut ARTini

On Tap ARTini – 11th Street Taphouse 11th Street Taphouse

HK on the Bay ARTini – HK on the BayHK on the Bay

Purple DRANK ARTini – EurasiaEurasia

Voting is Open Now!!!

So which one is your favorite Absolute ARTini? If you’ve had a chance to try any of these awesome cocktails, head over to this {LINK} and cast a vote for your favorite! Plus you can find out where the last few Happy Hour’s are going to be and get in on the fun with everyone!

Can’t wait to see you all, and find out who the winner is going to be at the May 1st event!