Park City Summer Cocktail Contest is On


Election season is in full swing, and the 4th annual Park City Summer Cocktail Contest is looking for your votes. Twenty-three bars and restaurants are vying to win the title in Park City Area Restaurant Association’s competition this year. Head on over to one of the participating bars, imbibe in their signature cocktail, then go online and vote for your favorite.

Cast ballots online between July 1-31 by visiting the PCARA website, One vote may be cast per email address, per day. You must be 21 to vote.

2017 Champion

Last year, Deer Valley Resort’s Bonnie Ulmer took home the top prize – and her fourth win – with her Spicy Watermelon Rosé Spritzer. The delightful pink concoction blended rosé, vodka, a spicy jalapeno watermelon mix and a splash of soda, served with a frozen rosé ice cube.

Bonnie Ulmer of Deer Valley and her winning cocktail.

Online voting gives all PCARA members a chance to participate, driving business to each establishment and giving guests the opportunity to cast a vote,” Executive Director Ginger Ries said. “We’re eager to see how the contest unfolds, and we can’t wait to crown the winner.

For a complete list of participants, recipes, photos and current standings, go to the PCARA website. Try them all, then do your civic duty and vote for the winner. The winning cocktail and its creator will be featured in a marketing campaign following the contest leading into PCARA’s popular fall Dine About event. He or she will also walk away with $200 and, in a town with more than 30 top-notch bars and restaurants, some serious bragging rights.

This year’s participants:

Billy Blanco’s: Watermelon Cooler by Bobbie Alvey

Blind Dog Restaurant & Sushi: Koko Loco by Ryan Sorensen

The Brass Tag: Alida by Josh Hockman

Butcher’s Chophouse: Exotico Romper by Jason Yelton

Café Trio Park City: Old Fashion Mimosa by Jim Santangelo

Deer Valley Grocery Café: BLT Mary by Gianni Zenger

The Eating Establishment: Violet Ends by Anna Turner

Edge Steakhouse: Salty Drama by Colbilyn Wyman

Firewood: Summer Elevated by Esther Nemethy

Flanagan’s on Main: Flanagan’s Hello by Mariah Maley

Giltretind: Rest in Park by Ashley Amot

Grappa: Vita Estiva “Summer Living” by Star Finnegan

Handle: Handle Your Summer by Sean Palmer

Lespri Prime Steak Sushi: Bourbon & Bartlett by Brian Schwerin

Powder: Best in Show by Justyn Deffenbaugh

Red Rock Brewery: MaryAnn & Ginger by Armando Aleman

Red Tail Grill: Greyhound Martini by C.J. Murfey

Riverhorse on Main: Peppercorn Berry Smash by Heather Walker

Royal Street Café: Mezcal Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita by Bonnie Ulmer

Silver Star Café: Smoke on the Prairie by Lucas Anderson

The Farm: Ambarana Smash by Erik Syvertson

Twisted Fern: Persephone’s Spritz by Emma McCormick

Tupelo: Cherry in the Rye by Trevor Brown


About Author

Eat, ride, sleep, rinse, repeat. That is Meghan's motto. If you don't spy her at a local Park City restaurant photographing, eating then blogging about an amazing local eatery, you will find her horsing around with her little Mustang pony Napoleon and black lab Dakota. A 30 year local, Meghan loves to follow the ever-evolving epicurean culture of Park City and the surrounding areas.

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