Some of the most creative cocktail concocters in NYC will converge on the Bowery Hotel's well-appointed rooftop lounge Friday night for the fifth annual Luckyrice drink-a-thon. The Luckyrice food fest, which celebrates Asian cuisine and cocktails, has expanded in recent years to LA, Vegas, SF and Miami, while narrowing its footprint in New York. This year there's just one big event—the popular boozy Moon Festival, fueled in large part by Bombay Sapphire East gin.

Bartenders from eight local cocktail bars and restaurants will be crafting specialty drinks at the what-have-you, including Shinichi Ikeda from B Flat, Eamon Rockey from Betony, and Greg Seider from Manhattan Cricket Club and the stellar Summit Bar. In addition to their cocktails, you'll find a "Year of the Horse" cocktail made with Bombay Sapphire East, Hibiscus Tea, Ginger Beer, and fresh lime.

We're told there will also be a dangerous-sounding "DIY Gin & Tonic cocktail station," where you can formulate your own drinks in a large balloon glass with gin, tonic, and a variety of Asian botanicals including kaffir lime, cinnamon, peppercorns, and lemongrass.

Tickets cost $50 for two hours of open bars from 10 p.m. to midnight, unless you want to spring for the early access tickets, which get you in at 9 p.m. for an extra lucky $33.