Have a drink and cast your vote for the annual Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) Summer Cocktail Contest.
Through the month of July, locals and visitors are invited to sample cocktails from as many participating PCARA restaurants as possible and vote online for their favorite summer sippers. You must be 21 years of age to participate.
Twenty-four bars and restaurants are vying for this year’s title. One vote may be cast per email address, per day, online on the PCARA website, www.parkcityrestaurants.com.
“We’ve had such a positive response from our restaurant community about this year’s summer cocktail contest,” PCARA executive director Ginger Wicks said. “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, city-wide recognition, and will be featured in a marketing campaign leading into PCARA’s popular fall “Dine About” event following the contest.
This summer’s entrants include:
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 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 Vagurea by Trevor Brown
Twisted Fern: Chaplin’s Mate by Adam Ross
Last year’s winner was Mixologist Trevor Brown from historic Main Street’s tupelo, who earned the coveted prize with his Cherry in the Rye cocktail. The summer sipper mixed rye whiskey, ginger liqueur, a port reduction, lime juice and club soda.
For more information, visit the PCARA website or contact Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations, by calling 435-64-7921 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.