Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director


Deer Valley Resort’s The Brass Tag created the winning cocktail at the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s Summer Cocktail Contest.

PARK CITY, Utah (Aug. 5, 2015) — Deer Valley Resort’s The Brass Tag created the winning cocktail at the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s Summer Cocktail Contest.  

The online contest, which took place July 1-31, 2015 included 16 bars and restaurants that competed this year.  Ballots were cast online by visiting the PCARA website (  Voters rated each drink on a 1-to-10 scale judging both flavor and presentation.

The Brass Tag’s cocktail, the Evangeline, earned an average 10 out of 10 rating.  This winning cocktail earned 3,287 votes out of 10,526 total votes taking first place.

The Brass Tag’s bartender Josh Hockman will be awarded a $200 cash prize and featured in a marketing campaign leading up to the PCARA’s popular fall “Dine About” event. Plus, in a town with more than 70 bars and restaurants, The Brass Tag gets to take home some serious bragging rights. 

“This contest was a blast, and we’re honored that voters loved Josh’s creation,” Deer Valley Director of Food & Beverage Jodie Rogers said. “It was a close competition with a lot of great cocktails. We are thrilled for Josh and his talent for mixology and glad he’s part of the Deer Valley family.”


1 Bar Spoon Cassis Vinegar

.5 oz Basil Infused Utah Honey

3 oz Rose Lemonade

Combine all ingredients, except the rose lemonade into a shaker, fill with ice.  Stir for 10 seconds and strain into a stemmed beer glass filled with ice.  Top with rose lemonade.  Garnish with lemon strings and basil leaf.

“This was one delicious and really refreshing summer cocktail,” PCARA executive director Ginger Ries. “Thanks again to all the restaurants who competed and all the fans who voted online and made this such a big success.”

Voting was open online on the PCARA website July 1-31. More than 16 bars took part, entering cocktails and also donating a $50 gift certificate to the PCARA to be used as giveaways on the group’s Facebook page.  All entries and recipes can be found on the PCARA web site at

“Online voting gave all PCARA members a chance to participate, driving business to each establishment and giving guests the opportunity to cast a vote,” Ries said. “It was really a town-wide contest.”

To learn more, visit the PCARA website or contact Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations, by calling 435-640-7921 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 Online 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.