On a hot July day, which cocktail sounds most refreshing: Tap Haus Tea, Alpine Fizz or Botanical Love?
Those are three of the 24 original — and uniquely named — cocktails competing in the annual Summer Cocktail Contest, sponsored by the Park City Area Restaurant Association in 2019.
Throughout July, locals and visitors — 21 and older — are invited to go to area restaurants and try the summer sippers. They then can vote for their favorites at parkcityrestaurants.com. One vote may be cast per day, per email address.
Mixologist Trevor Brown from Tupelo restaurant won the 2018 contest with his Cherry in the Rye, made with rye whiskey, ginger liqueur, a port reduction and club soda.
“We’ve had such a positive response from our restaurant community about this year’s summer cocktail contest,” association Executive Director Ginger Wicks said in a news release announcing the contest. “Their excitement is contagious, and we can’t wait for guests to try their latest creations and cast votes for their favorites.”
The bartender or mixologist with the winning cocktail will earn a $200 cash prize, bragging rights and be featured in a marketing campaign leading into the association’s popular fall “Dine About” event.
Here is a list of this year’s contestants:
350 Main • The Buzzed Keeper by Ryan Monette
710 Bodega • Blushing Hipster by Larisa Opris
Blind Dog • Bartender’s Dream by Penny Kinsey
Buona Vita • Donna Verde by Gabriel Paz
Butcher’s Chophouse • Patio Vides by Jason Yelton
Deer Valley Grocery ~ Café • Hard Lemonade by Gianni Zenger
Flanagan’s on Main • Pin Leprechaun by Basi Petric
Ghidotti’s • Watermelon Spritzer by Lial Gingell
Grappa • Punk+Drunk+Love by Star Finnegan
Handle • Handle’s a Beach by Sean Palmer
Hearth & Hill • Gin Minty Cricket by Jesse Herrera
Powder • Alpine Fizz by Travis Barajas
Red Rock Junction: Tap Haus Tea by Tracy Zisselberger
Riverhorse on Main • Riverhorse Reviver #6 by Anthony Barajas
Royal Street Café • Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita by Bonnie Ulmer
Shabu • Beehive Buzz by Tim Nugent
Sushi Blue • Spicy Thai Basil Margarita by Jennie Gautney
The Brass Tag • Mountain Daisy by Andrew McKay
The Eating Establishment • Sweetbitter by Kourtney Touigny
The Farm • Farm Float by Erik Syvertson
The Spur Bar & Grill • Botanical Love by Ryan Monette
Troll Hallen Lounge at Stein Eriksen Lodge • Sage 75 by Christy Harrington
Tupelo • La VaQurea by Trevor Brown
Twisted Fern: Chaplin’s Mate by Adam Ross