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The Mixing Room, located at the lobby level of the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live, is a downtown cocktail hotspot in the heart of one of the city's most well-known destinations. Beginning May 1st, the swanky bar will begin a monthlong challenge known as the May Mix Off, where hand-picked bartenders and mixologists will battle for cocktail supremacy. Contestants will be tasked with using William Grant & Sons spirits in various competitions, occasionally using secret ingredients or operating within a time limit. The cocktails will then be judges by a panel of expert drinkers and a few notable names, with the final competition scheduled for May 29th. The ultimate May Mix Off champion will be awarded a grand prize trip to Tales of the Cocktail, a national expo being held in New Orleans.