Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director


Bars and restaurants are hoping to be crowned the new home of the best summer libation.

PARK CITY, Utah (June 28, 2016) — No need to wait for November! Election season has already arrived in Park City with return of the Park City Area Restaurant Association Summer Cocktail Contest. 


From July 1 to July 31, taste and then vote online for your favorite libations, rating each on a 1-to-10 scale judging both flavor and presentation. 


Twenty bars and restaurants are competing this year. Cast ballots online by visiting the PCARA website, One vote may be cast per email address. 


“Last year was such a blast, and we’re so excited to be fielding so many competitors in the cocktail contest this year,” PCARA executive director Ginger Ries said. “Last year’s creations were all a delight – you’ll definitely want to visit all our participating bars and restaurants to make sure you try them all!”


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. 

The entrants include: 

Billy Blanco's: The Firewater

Deer Valley Grocery-Café: Hard Green Tea 

Flanagan’s On Main: Blood Orange and Smoked Serrano Margarita

Fletcher’s: Manhattan Beach

Ghidotti's: Gin on a Tangent

Grappa: Fiorello (little flower)

Lespri Prime Steak Sushi: Some Golfer

Molly Blooms Gastropub: Mulligan Limonata

Powder at Waldorf Astoria Park City: Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita

Red Rock Junction: Farm & Feed

Red Tail Grill:  Greens Fee

Royal Street Café: Strawberry Scrub Collins

Silver Star Café: The LaBounty Bourbon Ice Bomb

Squatters: Handsome Zach’s Apricot 75

Sushi Blue: The Powder Hound

The Brass Tag: Hawkeye

Tupelo: Sweet Summer Heat 

Wahso: S.S.

Wasatch Brew Pub: Basil Trance

Windy Ridge Café: Garden-2-Glass


Last year, The Brass Tag’s cocktail, the Evangeline, took the top prize, beating out 17 competitors with an average score of 10 out of 10. It featured Beehive Distillery Jackrabbit Gin, cassis vinegar, basil-infused Utah honey and rose lemonade. 


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


For more information, visit the PCARA website or contact Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations, by calling 435-64-7921 or emailing


About the Park City Area Restaurant Association 

The Park City Area Restaurant Association is the umbrella organization for more than 70 restaurants in Park City, Utah. The organization supports and promotes the large variety of award-winning restaurants in the Park City area. Every year, thousands of residents and visitors are exposed to Park City’s eclectic dining options through a variety of events that the Park City Area Restaurant Association hosts. The events include Savor the Summit, Park City Dine About and Cocktail Contest. For a list of member restaurants, their locations, cuisines, pricing and features, please visit Visit the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s Twitter and Facebook sites for current restaurant information and dining specials.