If you have an adventurous streak and love to try new things, then why not give a Cape Cole-Tini a whirl - or how about slipping into a Mystic Mango or a Chocolate Covered Pretzel Martini.
These are just a few of the creative concoctions to be shaken up by South Cape restaurants, bars and nightclubs as part of the seventh annual Kiwanis Best South Cape Martini Competition to be held Jan. 26.
Guests at the competition will leisurely travel around the South Cape entertainment district on a special fleet of trolleys, stopping at the participating establishments to relax with their custom cocktails and appetizer.
At the end of the evening, everyone votes on their favorite drink. There are three categories of martinis: classic, exotic and dessert. The competition is fierce.
Get your tickets in advance. There's just 1,000 of them to go around and the event has always sold out.
Tickets are now available at the these locations
*Leapin Lizard, 1719 Cape Coral Pkwy E., 542-6400
*Ralph's Place, 1306 Cape Coral Pkwy E., 541-5484
*Dixie Roadhouse, 1023 S.E. 47th Terrace, 541-7900
*John Michael's Fine Jewelry, 1331 Cape Coral Pkwy E. 549-2099
*Cruiser's Lounge, 1517 S.E. 47th Terrace, 542-5533
*Chicago Pizza, 1341 S.E. 47th Terrace, 945-2262
*Monkey Bar, 1428 Lafayette Street, 549-8800
*Dolphin Key Resort , 1502 Miramar Street, 540-8454
Ticket sales locations accept only cash or check made payable to Kiwanis
On the day of the event, ticket holders will gather at Leapin Lizard and Big John's Plaza (Club Square) for the check-in process starting at 6:45 p.m. to obtain their wristband and passport to the event and then travel to the different locations by trolley. The cost of the ticket covers the transportation, the martini samples, and the appetizers.
Special Designated Driver Tickets are also available on the date of the event for $10 for groups of two or more, and will allow the designated driver to taste all the appetizers and have access to the trolleys. In addition, taxis will be available throughout the South Cape area. For those desiring to enjoy the evening in South Cape and not worry about driving, the Holiday Inn Express, and Hampton Inn are located within walking distance of the Martini event.