The Grand Cocktail Competition consists of 29 area restaurants, as bartenders and mixologists are competing to win the People’s Choice award. Voting for the competition by Experience Grand Rapids and in conjunction with Restaurant Week runs from July 6th through August 4th, with the cocktails available throughout Restaurant Week 2015. There are two categories this year: most-creative julep and most-creative summer cocktail.
CitySēn Lounge was named in the top 10 for most-creative summer cocktail with The Fixie created by Emily Tuttle: a Jalapeño-infused Herradura Silver Tequila, Cointreau, cilantro, pineapple juice, lemon juice, simple syrup, and coconut white balsamic. CitySen Lounge will compete on August 5th for the judged portion of the competition.
Most-Creative Summer Cocktail Top 10:
One Trick Pony
Gravity Taphouse Grille
Amore Trattoria Italiana
Black Heron Kitchen & Bar