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Cocktail Fest & Competition Countdown








Idlewild Spirits

In honor, and celebration of Idlewild Spirits’ 3 Year Anniversary, we will be hosting a Cocktail Festival and Competition in Downtown Winter Park, Colorado. Every year the outpouring of support for our anniversary party has been overwhelming and we have outgrown the walls of our small distillery. Come enjoy the views at the gorgeous Headwaters Center, including an unlimited sampling of the competing cocktails (put together by bartenders near and far), BBQ buffet, games, guided spirit tastings, live music, giveaways, and vote for your favorite cocktail made with Idlewild Spirits to crown the first winner of Idlewild’s very first cocktail competition. Colorado Bartenders and Bars will be pouring their original creations, which will be available for unlimited sampling. Join us June 15th, 3pm – 7pm. This is a 21+ Event. Designated Driver tickets available.

Presale Tickets

$40 presale | $45(30 days out)

Day of Event

$50 Regular | $20 Designated Driver

Bartender Registration



Must be TIPS Certified, Bartenders will receive an Idlewild Bottle of their choosing to experiment with, and will be reimbursed with a $20 Idlewild Gift card upon attending the event. Recipes Must be submitted by June 1st. TIPS Certification may be acquired online at the following link:

Our Bartenders

Lauren Kowalski

South Broadway Country Club (Denver)

Heather Thompson

The Basement (Winter Park)

Christian De los santos

Almagre, Axe & The Oak (CO Springs)

Jack Nowlan

Squeaky B’s (Grand Lake)

Kelsey Young

Solstice Winter Bistro (Fraser)

Garrett Unterberg

The Basement (Winter Park)

Chris Knowles

Tabernash Tavern (Tabernash)

Taylor Smith

The Rayback Collective (Boulder)

Ryan Greenwell

Granby Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Byrd

Winter Park Pub

Jason Yap

Miners Saloon (Golden)

Amanda Pinkerton

Goody’s (Winter Park)

Tyler Larche

A van down by the river…

Stephanie Garlick

Winter Park Mtn Lodge

Charly Kibbey

Denver Distillery

Cecil Moon

Volario’s (Winter Park)

Kyla Ewers

Clear Creek Cidery (ID Springs)

AJ Henderson

Clear Creek Cidery (ID Springs)

Carrie Van Lanen

The Dean Public House (Hot Sulphur Springs)

Becky Groner

Kryszelda Mendoza

Home Bartender

Travis Gale

Cherish Lounge

1st Place Prize

$500 Cash, 6 Bottles of Idlewild Spirits, Gold Plated Cocktail Kingdom Barware Set

2nd Place Prize

3 Bottles of Idlewild Spirits, Choice of Steel or Copper Cocktail Kingdom Barware Set

3rd Place Prize

1 Bottle of Idlewild Spirits, Remaining Steel/Copper Cocktail Kingdom Barware Set

Our Sponsors

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