Cocktail Contest

Current Fish & Oyster/Drew Paulsen: 2022 Cocktail Contest

The Utah Sbagliato, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Drew Paulsen of Current Fish & Oyster, balances bitter spirits with local wildflower honey.

Island Time/Sam Miller and Mikey Edwards: 2022 Cocktail Contest

Chameleon, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Sam Miller and Mikey Edwards of Island Time, combines a colada portion inspired by (WTF?) elote—Mexican street corn—and a daiquiri portion with a watermelon base. 

SLC Eatery/Eli Hays: 2022 Cocktail Contest

The Matcha Mojito, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Eli Hays of SLC Eatery, pairs well with SLC Eatery’s Asian-inspired cuisine. 

Oquirrh/MacKenzie Wallace: 2022 Cocktail Contest

A Slice of Summer, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from MacKenzie Wallace of Oquirrh, is a watermelon and rum cocktail lets a few simple ingredients do the talking.

Laurel Brasserie & Bar/Mangesh Sawant: 2022 Cocktail Contest

Great Basin Sour, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Mangesh Sawant of Laurel Brasserie & Bar, is inspired by Utah's National Parks.

Maddy Schmidt/Alibi Bar & Place: 2022 Cocktail Contest

‘Hear Me Roar,’ the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Maddy Schmidt of Alibi, is memories of late summer strawberry pie.

Water Witch/Kenzi Anderson: 2022 Cocktail Contest

The Green Dragon, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Kenzi Anderson of Water Witch, is a verde michelada meant for a late summer barbecue.

Copper Common/Alex Thompson: 2022 Cocktail Contest

Last Spritz of Summer, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Alex Thompson of Copper Common, is transitional, tart and sweet with a little sizzle.

International/Mellina Borjas: 2022 Cocktail Contest

The Munson, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Mellina Borjas of International, is flavored with lime and kiwi juice and garnished with a whipped mozzarella foam.

HSL/Jordon Strang: 2022 Cocktail Contest

All Things Green, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Jordan Strang of HSL, stars a roasted tomatillo syrup.

Beehive Distilling Bar/Kelsey Terrell: 2022 Cocktail Contest

Summer Haze, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Kelsey Terrell of Beehive Distilling Bar, is a colorful drink made with seasonal fruits.

The Pearl/Frankie Mealy: 2022 Cocktail Contest

Pearl Diver, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Frankie Mealy of The Pearl, uses uses a horchata base with toasted rice, lavender and citrus.

Post Office Place/McKenzie Steele Foster: 2022 Cocktail Contest

Fruits of Your Labor, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from McKenzie Steele Foster of Post Office Place twists the traditional sangrita with a zesty mix of peppers, persimmon and—wait for it—dried crickets backing up a jolt of mezcal.
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