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Public Relations Director


Mixologist Bonnie Ulmer Earns Top Recognition for Spicy Watermelon Rosé Spritzer

PARK CITY, Utah (August 2017) — Votes have been tallied, and drink enthusiasts have carefully chosen Bonnie Ulmer as the winner of this year’s Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) Summer Cocktail Contest for the Spicy Watermelon Rosé Spritzer. Bonnie’s winning cocktail is offered at Royal Street Café, mid-mountain at Deer Valley Resort.

Craft cocktail fans took the month of July to sip samples and cast their votes online for their favorite summer concoctions from twenty-six participating restaurants. 

“Park City is full of friendly competition on the slopes and on the trails, and the restaurant scene is no exception,” said PCARA executive director Ginger Ries. “With a record-setting turnout of participants this year, we tasted some unforgettable seasonal libations. Huge congrats to Bonnie Ulmer!”   

Royal Street Café’s Ulmer earned top recognition with the “Spicy Watermelon Rosé Spritzer,” This refreshing drink is a mix of Five Wives Vodka, a splash of rose wine, spicy watermelon mix flavored with Jalapenos, a splash of soda and frozen rose wine ice cubes.

Spicy Watermelon Rosé Spritzer

Mixologist: Bonnie Ulmer, Deer Valley Resort


·      1.5 oz Five Wives Vodka

·      Splash of Rosé Wine

·      3 oz Spicy Watermelon mix, flavored with jalapenos

·      Splash of Soda

·      Frozen Rosé Wine ice cube

Add watermelon simple syrup mix and vodka in a shaker filled with ice.  Shake hard and strain into a martini glass.  Add frozen Rosé cube and top with soda.  Garnish with jalapeno strip.

“It’s truly an honor to be named this year’s winner among such talented company,” Bonnie Ulmer said. “The cocktail contest gives us an opportunity to push our creative limits and share our unique creations with our guests, and we’re grateful we came out on top!”  

Ulmer and the Spicy Watermelon Rosé Spritzer will be featured in PCARA’s popular Fall “Dine About” event marketing campaign. Ulmer was also awarded a $200 cash prize and will enjoy city-wide bragging rights, an impressive feat in a world-class dining destination of more than 50 award-winning restaurants.

To learn more about the Park City Summer Cocktail Contest, visit or contact Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations, at or 435-640-7921.

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.