Get the Details on Park City’s 2020 Summer Cocktail Contest 

Park City’s annual Summer Cocktail Contest returns in August 2020 to highlight the best mixologists and cocktails PC has to offer. For the entire month of August, restaurants across Park City will be slinging an array of craft cocktails, sparkling spritzers, and stiff drinks. So, bartenders, it’s time to get shaking. And Park City, it’s time to get our summer drink on! 

Park City’s 2020 Summer Cocktail Contest 

While this year might look a little different because of social distancing and mask requirements, the contest rules and the fun are still the same! 

For August, bartenders get to flex their mixology muscles at some of Park City’s favorite hot spots, while guests vote for their favorite concoctions. The top bartender gets to take home a cash prize and bragging rights. The real winners, however, are all the Park City patrons who get to come together, imbibe, and toast to our annual cocktail contest tradition! 

If 2020 is your first Summer Cocktail Contest experience, you are in for a treat! To give you a taste of what this event is all about, last year, 24 Park City area restaurants battled it out with a slew of innovative drinks from spitzers to margaritas, and everything in between. 

After the votes were tallied, tupelo’s, Trevor Brown took the crown for best cocktail the second year in a row. His winning cocktail in 2019 was the La Vaquera, a stunning combination of High West’s Double Rye, Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry, hibiscus grenadine, and habanero lime bitters. It was rugged yet refined and a perfect summer sipper. If you’re interested in tupelo’s offerings, they’re in the middle of transitioning to a new space called Afterward in neighboring Heber City. 

Park City’s Craft Cocktail Heroes

Bartenders look forward to participating in Park City’s cocktail contest because they have fun thinking outside-the-box when it comes to making cocktails. Beverage aficionados love this annual tradition because we get to experience new flavor profiles and enjoy the best libations Park City offers. However, our community coming together to celebrate our vibrant food and beverage scene while raising a glass to each other is what really makes this tradition special. Cheers! 

The Bartenders Competing in 2020’s Cocktail Competition

Speaking of raising a glass, with the participating restaurant line-up this year, we have a lot of establishments to celebrate and a wealth of cocktails to try! We are beyond excited for the creative concoctions our mixologists have in store for us this year! Not only is our Summer Cocktail Contest a fun Park City tradition, but it’s a terrific way to show your support for all our food service workers and favorite restaurants.

Here’s a list of bartenders and restaurants participating in this year’s competition! 

RESTAURANT

NAME OF COCKTAIL

BARTENDER

710 BODEGA

LAVENDER SQUEEZE

LARISA OPRIS

ALPINE PIE BAR

THYME TO SUMMIT

XANIA WOODMAN

BILLY BLANCO'S

MOJO'S PEACH SANGRIA

ALISSA HEILESEN

BLIND DOG

BLIND DOG "ZZ"

MIKEY COLLINS & RYAN SORENSON

BUTCHER'S CHOP HOUSE

BANH MI SMASH

DANIEL SWEISFORD

EATING ESTABLISHMENT

SMOKEY PALOMA

ISMAEL PENA

FLANAGAN'S ON MAIN

GUINNESS SPLIT

MARIA ALEXANDER

GRAPPA ITALIAN RESTAURANT

LAVENDER BLUEBERRY LEMON DROP MARTINI

STAR FINNEGAN

HEARTH AND HILL

DRAGONFLY RITA

DAISY CLARK

HIGH WEST

DEVIL'S ADDICTION

ROBBIE REMMES

OP ROCKWELL

PARK & STORMY

XANIA WOODMAN

ROYAL STREET CAFÉ

TIDAL WAVE MARGARITA

BONNIE ULMER

SILVER STAR CAFÉ

KEEAN WARD

THE SILVER STAR SPRITZ

SQUATTERS ROADHOUSE GRILL

CAPTAIN KALANI'S

No specific bartender

WALDORF ASTORIA PARK CITY

WEAR PINK IN ITALY

TRAVIS BALDUS & PAIGE COURTNEY

WASATCH BREW PUB

PINEAPPLE JALAPENO MARGARITA

No specific bartender

SHABU

WATERMELON CUCUMBER MOJITO

IAN GEORGE

 

Vote for Your Top Cocktail Pick Online Through August 31, 2020 

Looking to cast your vote for Park City’s top cocktail? It’s easy! Visit your favorite bars and restaurants from the list above, sip their libations, and vote! 

Voting takes place online at www.parkcityrestaurants.com and ends on August 31, 2020. Park City area restaurants follow all public safety guidelines to ensure their guests are safe, so don’t forget your mask before heading out for your cocktail adventure! If our Summer Cocktail Contest has you in the mood for even more great drinks and savory eats, visit our website and search for events and cuisine for more summer fun options. 

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