PARK CITY, Utah — Grab a drink and cast your votes in the annual Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) summer cocktail contest. Online voting opens Saturday, July 1, through Monday, July 31, for imbibers to try brand new locally-sourced craft cocktails from Park City’s talented community of bartenders and mixologists.
“This year’s cocktail contest challenges participants to submit recipes featuring at least two ingredients sourced from local Wasatch back purveyors,” said PCARA Executive Director Ginger Wicks. “We mean it when we say ‘drink locally’ and encourage locals and visitors to safely try as many contest cocktails as possible throughout the month of July to support our community of restaurants and small businesses.”
The bartender or mixologist with the winning cocktail will each earn a $500 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.
Twenty-two bars and restaurants are competing in this year’s contest. One vote may be cast per email address per day online at parkcityrestaurants.com. You must be 21 years of age to participate in the cocktail contest.
Entrants for Best Cocktail include:
Alpine Distilling: Spotted Dragon Cocktail
Après Pendry: Lavender Haze
Blind Dog Restaurant & Raw Bar: Park City Sour
The Boneyard: Ric Flair
Butcher’s Chop House Berry Persuasive
Collie’s Sports Bar: Miner’s Gold Rush
Courchevel Bistro: Chèvre Folle
Dos Olas Cantina: Strawberry Guava Mezcalita
Flanagan’s on Main: Dorcha Iced Coffee
Handle: Gin Cocktail
Hearth and Hill: Peaks & Peaches Cocktail
High West Saloon: King’s Peak
KITA: Itameshi on 10
Park City Roadhouse: Treasure Mountain Cocktail
Red Tail Grill: Midnight Mocha
Riverhorse on Main: Alpin Bird
Stein Eriksen Lodge -Troll Hallen Lounge: P.C. Last Word
The 7880 Club: Ser Breeze
The Eating Establishment: Fuego Beach
The Pool House Bar & Grille: Silver Rush
Tupelo Park City: Nightly Ritual
Twisted Fern: Green Acres
Entrants for Best Mocktail include:
Alpine Distilling: Peach Cobbler Boba Mocktail
Handle: Mocktail #4
Hearth and Hill: Chai Blossom Mocktail
High West Mixologist Julio Chavarria won last year’s contest with the Sweet Agony Cocktail, which featured High West Double Rye, Jamaican Rum, Amaro Montenegro, Amontillado Sherry, cucumber and basil syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice, and Hop Tincture club soda. Last year’s contest also featured a mocktail category, which crowned Mixologist Zack Rhoades of Après Pendry for his Midsomer mocktail, a fresh mix of strawberry, mint leaves, lemon juice, and honeydew shrub club soda.