Mixed Drinks

Winning cocktailConsider hosting a mixology competition at your next conference. If you're meeting near Miami Beach or Cleveland, one company -- Red, The Steakhouse -- organizes such events, where teams compete against each other to concoct the perfect infused cocktail. The winning libation is included on the bar menu for a week, and proceeds go to the winning team's charity of choice. Winners also take home a free bottle of the drink. The event costs $45 per person, plus $150 for a master mixologist to oversee things. Similar events can be arranged at your hotel or bar/restaurant where your event is taking place. Be sure to offer a nonalcoholic option for those who don't drink. redthesteakhouse.com