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2nd Annual Official Drink of Santa Barbara - Cocktail Contest

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 Santa Barbara Hotel Group

2nd Annual Official Drink of Santa Barbara - Cocktail Contest

In the spirit of further elevating Santa Barbara’s cocktail culture, Visit Santa Barbara joined forces with Santa Barbara’s leading news, arts and entertainment source, the Santa Barbara Independent, to designate an official signature Santa Barbara mixed drink that celebrates the distinctive attributes of The American Riviera®. “The Official Drink of Santa Barbara” cocktail competition calls upon local restaurants, bars and lounges to craft their libation interpretation of Santa Barbara’s one-of-a-kind sense of place. Contestants are encouraged to use local ingredients and take inspiration from Santa Barbara’s dramatic landscapes, architectural landmarks and abundant culinary riches. After the official signature drink of Santa Barbara is declared, the winning drink will be available for public consumption at the winner’s place of business throughout 2018.

The live competition will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25 at El Paseo Restaurant from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Five finalists will battle for the title of “2018 Official Drink of Santa Barbara”. Sample the finalists’ submissions, watch masterful mixology in action and be the first to learn which cocktail is crowned the winner. Cheers!