SMTX Mer-tini Shakedown is a friendly competition among local mixologists to create the BEST San Marcos Mer-tini cocktail using Dripping Springs Vodka! Up to 14 cocktail masters will represent some of San Marcos’ most popular restaurants and bars and compete for bragging rights, a handcrafted trophy created by a local artist, AND a $250.00 cash prize. Second Place and People’s Choice winners will also be recognized. Two teams of judges will travel from site to site and sip on tasty concoctions to determine who will be their favorite pick. The two finalists will then go on to the Shakedown finals to be held on the rooftop during the Mer-tini VIP reception at the Mermaid Society Ball on Friday, September 15th. Shuttles will pick up and drop off ticket holders at designated stops to get in on the fun.