Release Date: February 16,2012

Second Annual Boulder's Best Mixologist Contest Stirs Up Talent Throughout Downtown Boulder

Drink masters ready to compete for the audience vote to determine the best mixologist in Boulder


Boulder, Colo. (February 16, 2012): Experience fun, fast-paced action on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Boulder's Best Mixologist competition sponsored by 303 Vodka. Savor, critique, and vote for the best inventive cocktails prepared by an elite group of downtown Boulder's drink masters.  At the end of the event, attendee votes decide the winner - who along with bragging rights will possess the Kidrobot custom designed trophy until the 2013 competition.
This year’s event will take place at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $45 in advance (www.BouldersBestMixologist.com) and $50 at the door.  With only a limited number of tickets available – pre-purchased tickets are highly recommended.   A portion of the proceeds will be donated to BMoCA.

Contestants include mixologists representing:  Aji, Hapa Sushi, The Kitchen, OAK at Fourteenth, The Pinyon, Riff’s, SALT and the West End Tavern.  Boulder’s Best Mixologist 2011 is Rachel Ellenberger, a former mixologist at OAK at Fourteenth.  Ellenberger secured the win using 303 Vodka’s Chili Basil Infused vodka. The winning mixture also included ginger simple syrup (a blend of sugar and water), mango juice, citrus and was garnished with candied mint leaves.

"Downtown has become cocktail central with people coming from near and far to seek out our mixologists. This is a great way to sample the creative talents of some of the best bartenders in the U.S." said Sean Maher, executive director of Downtown Boulder.   Randi Curtis, the event’s founder adds, “In a town known for creativity and innovation, a mixologist competition showcasing the talent that can be found throughout the downtown district is a perfect complement to the phenomenal dining scene that has exploded here over the past few years.”Curtis’ company, Randi C. Events partnered with Downtown Boulder, Inc. earlier this year to co-produce the event in downtown.

About Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI):
Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. We work to maintain downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI members support the overall vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. Membership in Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is voluntary and open to any interested person or organization.

About Randi C. Events:
Randi C. Events specializes in custom, classy, unique gatherings from corporate & private to community events.  With a network of restaurants, caterers, décor providers, photographers, beverage distributors, corporations and individuals; Randi C. Events uniquely manages all your entertainment planning needs.

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