SOLD OUT: 2018 Official Drink of Santa Barbara Cocktail Competition

Thu, Jun 21 from 5pm - 8pm (Pacific)

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Join us at the live competition where the 5 finalists will compete for their cocktail to be crowned the 2018 Official Drink of Santa Barbara.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
El Paseo Restaurant
813 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, 93101

Check-in/Reception begins at 5:00pm
Event: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Sample the 5 finalists’ submissions, watch masterful mixology in action and be the first to learn which cocktail the esteemed panel of judges designate the 2018 Official Drink of Santa Barbara.

The finalists competing (in alpha order):

  • Finch and Fork
  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Loquita
  • Santa Barbara Brewing Company 
  • Santo Mezcal

Tickets are $25 per person and include event access, 2 drink vouchers valid for wine (Casa Dumetz Wines and Margerum Wine Company will be pouring), assorted hors d’oeuvres and sample of the finalists’ cocktails. Beer and cocktails will be available for purchase at the bar. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Please note tickets are limited and may not be available for purchase at the event. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Event Emcee: Gabe Saglie, television personality and TravelZoo’s Senior Editor

Contest Judges

  • Matt Kettmann, Senior Editor for The Santa Barbara Independent
  • Alvaro Rojas, 2017 Official Drink of Santa Barbara Winner; Owner of Alcazar Tapas Bar and milk & honey tapas bar
  • Geneva Ives, Writer and Publisher of Unique Eats and Eateries of Santa Barbara
  • Michael Cervin, Food and Wine Author and Columnist
  • Guest Judge Contest Winner, Gina Andrews

Event Sponsors

  • Visit Santa Barbara - Presenting Sponsor
  • Santa Barbara Independent – Presenting Sponsor
  • Cutler’s Artisan Spirits
  • El Paseo Mexican Restaurant
  • Bright Event Rentals
  • Casa Dumetz Wines
  • Margerum Wine Company

El Paseo Restaurant

813 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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