Professional drink makers and the vendors behind the liquor labels are stirring up downtown.

The San Antonio Cocktail Conference kicked off Thursday.

One of the Saturday sessions included a skills competition. Bartenders were given drink orders and challenged to have the proper measurements in each beverage. The top mixologist won $4,000.

Conniseurs are also getting in on the action, which included a tasting room full of whiskeys, vodkas, tequilas and more.

There are two events scheduled for the final day of the conference. Sunday morning, there's a Bloody Mary brunch and later there's a session on the evolution of tequila.

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Published On: Jan 19 2013 04:38:40 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 19 2013 10:00:00 PM CST

Here's a peek at the tasting room at this  year's San Antonio Cocktail Conference.

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