The Two Cedar Rapids Bars With the Best Bourbon Cocktails
We've got our winners!
Earlier this week, NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids held their annual Cocktail Classic event. Mixologists from various bars and restaurants in the Corridor are invited to participate in a competition where they have to create a unique new cocktail using Cedar Ridge's Iowa Bourbon Whiskey. There are ultimately two winners at the competition: the Cocktail Classic Champion and the People's Choice.
There were ten local bars and restaurants that took part in this year's Cocktail Classic. They include:
- Black Sheep Social Club
- the hip-stir
- Ideal Theater & Bar
- LP Street Food
- The Map Room
- Midtown Reserve
- Taco Gato
- Tin Roost
This year's Cocktail Classic Champion was Caucho, represented by bar lead Brooke Dixon and bartender Mikah Lunsford. The People's Choice award went to Ideal Theater & Bar.
The folks over at Crosby's in Cedar Rapids came up with the cocktail Queen Anne’s Revenge. We have no idea what's in it, but it looks very impressive! So does the Red Tide from Midtown Reserve:
NewBo City Market is considering doing a second Cocktail Classic each year and is looking for suggestions for other spirits from Cedar Ridge! You can check out the post and leave your thoughts on the Facebook post HERE.