Cocktail Contest

BTG Wine Bar/Dominick Medel: 2022 Cocktail Contest

The Desert Flower, the 2022 Cocktail Contest entry from Dominick Medel of BTG Wine Bar combines sweet and tart in an earthy, funky cocktail with herbs, cactus flower and jalapeños.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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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