Cocktail contest! Yes, it’s time for Salt Lake magazine’s annual Farm-to-Glass Cocktail Contest. Here’s how it works: Each participating bricks-and-mortar bar will invent a cocktail including at least two seasonal ingredients. (Beets! Berries! Peppers! Tomatoes! Kale! You could be the first to make a parsnip martini!) The cocktail should be reasonably easy to make and should sell for $10 or less.

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Respond as soon as possible: Right now, our space is limited, and slots are filling up fast. First come, first served!

Start inventing your winning cocktail. Recipes are due Aug. 28!

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During the month of September, Salt Lake magazine will encourage people to come to each of the participating bars, taste the cocktails and cast a vote for their favorite. We will promote the contest on our website, with blog coverage, splash images, Tweets, television spots, magazine ads, etc. 

Salt Lake magazine will also advertise the contest in its September/October issue and announce the winner online and in the magazine. We will also host the online voting and provide marketing materials to every participant.

A portion of the proceeds from the Farm to Glass Cocktail Contest will go to the One Small Miracle Foundation. One Small Miracle is a nonprofit safety net for Utah’s uninsured and underinsured service professionals and their families in the event of a life-altering medical event.

The winner will be announced at a live event, on Oct. 13, 2019 at Publik Kitchen Downtown with open ticket sale to the 21-over public, and participating bartenders present to serve tastes of their contending cocktails. 

Don’t miss out on votes! Get your recipe sent in!

To make sure we have your ballots correct and everyone is represented correctly we need this information, in this format: Consistency helps the voters compare drinks and allows them to make them at home.

• Name of the Cocktail. Every cocktail needs a name.

• List of ingredients and measurements.


• What kind of glass should your drink be served in?

• Any muddling or pre-prep involved?

• Should it be served up or on the rocks?

• What kind of garnish should be used?

• A hi-res photo of the drink, preferably against a white, neutral background.


Here’s an example of how we need things to be formatted.


1.5 oz. tequila [specify type of liquor if you like)

¾ oz. fresh lime juice

½ oz. agave nectar

Shake together over ice and strain into a stemmed glass.

Garnish with a lime wedge.


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