The people have sipped and spoken, and Handle’s Reagan Chung has been voted this year’s Park City Area Restaurant Association (PCARA) Savor the Cocktail contest champion with his Handle “Rum” cocktail. Fifteen participating PCARA member restaurants welcomed Park City locals and visitors to sample their most inventive cocktails throughout the summer.
“We’re so proud of another successful year of the Savor the Cocktail contest thanks to our talented mixologists and enthusiastic community,” said PCARA executive director Ginger Wicks. “Huge congrats to this year’s winner, Reagan Chung, who was among a talented list of local competitors!”
Handle Mixologist Reagan Chung took top honors for her Handle “Rum” cocktail. The seasonal favorite features Plantation 3 Stars rum, Licor 43, pandan syrup, coconut water and lime.
Make it at home!
Handle “Rum” Cocktail
Mixologist: Reagan Chung, Handle
– 1.5oz Plantation 3 Stars Rum
– 0.25oz Licor 43
– 0.75oz Pandan Syrup
– 1oz Coconut Water
– .75oz Lime
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with edible flower.
“It’s a proud moment to be named this year’s winner of the Savor the Cocktail contest,” said Chung. “Park City’s mixology community is incredibly talented, and we’re always pushing each other to raise the bar with our most crowd-pleasing cocktails.”
Chung will be awarded a $500 cash prize, city-wide bragging rights, and will be featured in a marketing campaign leading into PCARA’s popular fall “Dine About” event. Chung will also have the opportunity to partner with Top Shelf to create her own Bartender’s Box, a cocktail experience delivered right to your door. Equipped with fresh ingredients and helpful how-to videos, boxes include everything imbibers need to prepare high-end, quality cocktails at home.
Courtesy of Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations