Fire & Ice Drink Competition Returns January 14th

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For the last seven years, the Fire & Ice Festival has become a mid-winter highlight for locals and visitors alike. The festival, featuring a new “Into the Wild” animal theme, is scheduled to take place January 26-28. However, you won’t want to miss the 2024 Fire & Ice Drink Competition, taking place on Sunday, January 14th. This Fire & Ice kick-off event brings up to 15 talented bartenders from local restaurants to compete head-to-head with their best “Into the Wild” cocktail. Click Here to get your tickets now!!!

This ticketed event benefits Beebe Healthcare’s South Coastal Emergency Department & Cancer Center, a community-based, not-for-profit center with a vision to be a “healthcare system of choice for all people.”  The Drink Competition will be hosted this year at Mango’s on Sunday, January 14 from 1-3PM. VIP ticket holders will have early access at 12:00PM which will include the opportunity to view each bartender’s presentation. All guests will be able to try a tasting from each of the bartenders and enjoy lite fare, live DJ, and incredible ocean views right in downtown Bethany.

New this year, bartenders will select their chosen base of tequila, vodka, or whiskey to compete for one of three “Best of the Base” awards.  Ticketholders will partake in crowning the grand prize People’s Choice Award by casting a vote for their favorite drink, alongside a stellar panel of judges. Tickets are on sale now and are expected to sell out quickly as a limited quantity is available.

“We are excited about the growth of this event and the passion and creativity our participating bartenders continue to bring each year!” quotes Alyssa Weaver, events manager at the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. “The new twists to the competition, in addition to the “Into the Wild” theme, brings something fresh to an event that participants, staff, and guests all look forward to each year.”

For those who cannot attend the Drink Competition or want another tasting of the cocktails crafted during the competition, join us for the Fire & Ice Tasting Tour! Patrons can purchase a tasting card which will be honored throughout the entirety of the Fire & Ice Festival, January 26-28, allowing visitors to enjoy a taste of the Fire & Ice drink created by each participating restaurant, along with specials and grab-n-go menu items. Tickets for the Tasting Tour are available for purchase online.

Confirmed competing businesses include: Beach Liquors, Bethany Blues, Good Earth Market, Hooked Up, Mango’s, Mio Fratello Italian Steakhouse, Off the Hook, The Cottage Café, The Salted Rim Margarita Bar & Grille, Via Sophia by the Sea, and Vista Rooftop.

While patrons venture through the Tasting Tour, they will explore the spectacular ice sculptures showcased at each restaurant, created by the artists at The Ice God. For tickets, more information and the complete schedule of events for the Fire and Ice “Into the Wild” Festival, visit or call (302) 539-2100. Stay up to date on the festivities by following The Quiet Resorts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TheQuietResorts.