Deer Valley Grocery ~ Cafe
September Bickmore of Deer Valley Grocery~Café, produced the winning cocktail when a panel selected this original cocktail, “Flower & Pine” as Park City’s “Signature Cocktail” for spring and summer 2012. Flower & Pine beat submissions from 11 other local bartenders and mixologists, who together took part in the Park City Restaurant Area Association’s spring cocktail contest, which was held at Cisero’s Ristorante and Good Times Bar on Main Street.
Deer Valley Grocery~Café took home a $100 cash prize and a trophy, plus a measure of local renown: Flower & Pine will appear on drink menus at Park City restaurants and bars through the rest of spring and summer.
The judges evaluated each drink based on its presentation, taste and appearance. The entries varied widely, from the Phat Beetz presented by Canyons, The Farm and offering beet puree, to Elderflower White Lady presented by Stein Eriksen Lodge including Tanqueray Gin, St. Germaine, pasteurized egg white, lemon wedge and topped with Pop Rocks.
“Once again, the competition was extremely close,” PCARA executive director Ginger Ries said. “It just goes to show that Park City is home to some of the best cocktails, best bartenders, and best bars in the world.”
Ticket sales for the event raised more than $700, which went toward the People’s Health Clinic.
For more information on the Park City Cocktail Contest, Park City’s Signature Cocktail
and the PCARA, visit parkcityrestaurants.com