2020 Santa Maria Valley Craft Cocktail Contest

The 2020 Craft Cocktail Contest is the second year of the Santa Maria Valley cocktail contest. Each craft cocktail entered will represent the culture of each bar and restaurant and the culture of Santa Maria Valley. Every element will be handmade or tailored specifically to represent the heart and soul of each establishment. There are two drink categories – People’s Choice and Overall Winner.

People’s choice will be decided by guests who will vote for their favorite participating craft cocktail contestant. This is where we need YOUR help! Go to any of the participating restaurants and vote for your favorite drink by uploading a picture to any social media platform and hash tagging #SMVCraftCocktail! A panel of special guest judges, ranging from local media, foodie/beverage influencers, and local VIPs will decide the overall winner.

Winners will be announced on last day of the 2020 Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Month, January 31, 2020

Contest Guidelines

  • The Craft Cocktail must contain at least two ingredients
  • Must be handmade, complex, and unique to each restaurant or bar
  • Use the hashtag #SMVCraftCocktail

Participants Include:

Blast 825 Brewery | Pop Drop

The Century Room at The Historic Santa Maria Inn | The Cardinal

Cool Hand Lukes | Luke’s Southern Bell

Cubanissimo Café | Café Borracho

Far Western Tavern | Old Fashioned

Maya Mexican Restaurant | Naughty Michelada

Portabella Bar & Grill at The Holiday Inn | Washington Fire Apple

Trattoria Uliveto | Tennessee Apple Manhattan

Vintner’s Bar & Grill at the Radisson | DB Cooper

Wine Stone Inn | The Sweet Escape

Drink up! Then vote for your favorite drink by uploading a picture to any social media platform and hash tagging #SMVCraftCocktail!

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