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Signature Drink Competition



The theme of the 2023 ACS Gala of Hope is UnMasking the Future! The gala event committee chose to invite local restaurants to compete for the honor of creating the 2023 Gala's Signature Drink to be featured at the Gala being held on November 4th at the historic Read House.

The Signature Drink has been a long-standing tradition of the Gala of Hope and this unique cocktail has been a crowd-pleaser that raises additional funds for local cancer programs. 

Six local restaurants agreed to participate. Not only did every bartender bring their A game, they surprised our judges with their creativity and heart-warming inspiration. 

You can participate in choosing this year's Signature Drink by voting for your favorite! All six cocktails are presented below. You can vote for your favorite with a $10 donation and voting is unlimited! On August 23, 2023, the Signature Drink winner will be announced!


The Butterfly Effect

1st Place Winner!

Location: Bridgeman Chophouse 

Bartender: Victor Kirkpatrick

Vodka infused with Butterfly Pea Flowers, Simple Syrup, Orange Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Sugar Rim


Vivacious Pearls 

2nd place 

Location: Amada Tapas 

Bartender: Amanda Trotter

Gin, Raventós i Blanc, Lemon, Vermouth Pearls


Walker’s Apple Dapple Refresher 3rd Place

Location: Whiskey Thief 

Bartender: Nyna Carswell

Apple Dapple Southern Sweet Tea, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Lelouvier Calvados, & Lemon


Thanks to our Judges!

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DR. BETH WEBB - A Pediatric Dentist of Splash Smiles.  Beth and her husband, Brian are often traveling the globe with their five children making lifelong memories.

STARR CARD - Creative Director and Founder of MILK Boutique, Starr is known around Chattanooga for her trend setting style and creativity.

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EDDIE GRANT - Eddie is renowned for his fundraising credentials and strategic planning successes. Eddie is a past Real Man Wears Pink, ACS Chattanooga board chair, Real Man Wears Pink Chair, and cancer survivor. Eddie continues to advocate for other s through his successful consulting business.    

MICHAEL TURNER - Owner and Operator of one Chattanooga's most popular furniture and decor store Huck & Peck.

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JOHNNA TATE - Mom of four and wife to Realtor husband Justin, Johanna is passionate about her family, friends, and community. 

EDWARD BOEHM - An avid world traveler and dad of two (girls). Edward is also
the Owner and President of RareSource which specializes in fine gemstones. 

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GABBY WEBSTER - Wife to Cole Webster, owner of Chattanooga Barn Nursery. Both Cole and Gabby are advocates for the community and a cure for cancer. 

BRIAN ERWIN - A Chattanooga Native and third generation Realtor, Brian
is no stranger to lending his time and talent to local charities and non profit organizations. 

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The Reason for The Signature Drink Competition:

1) Raise money for the ACS Gala of Hope for cancer research and to benefit local cancer patients and their families through a wide variety of services offered.
2) To increase the exposure of the Gala of Hope event locally.
3) To promote cancer screenings to save lives.
4) To promote the sponsors and partners that help us to defeat cancer!

For more information contact Cindy Rix :  


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