Sip and Vote in Park City’s Summer Cocktail Contest

Park City Area Restaurant Association Summer Cocktail Contest (PCARA)
Park City Area Restaurant Association Summer Cocktail Contest (PCARA)
Park City Area Restaurant Association Summer Cocktail Contest (PCARA)

 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,

“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

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.