Published : Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 5:46 AM
Pasadena celebrates the cocktail during SIP-tember, with some favorite Pasadena Chamber member restaurants offering some of their favorite cocktails.
Will Ruth’s Chris Steak House be a triple-time winner with back-to-back triumphs? Or perhaps someone new this year will put forth the 2017 Cocktail of the Year.
Voting begins online August 15th. To vote for your favorite, visit www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com/vote
Drinks being offered for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include special margaritas, new interpretations of traditional cocktails and some specially created drinks from some of Pasadena’s premiere mixologists.
Look for great interpretations of traditional cocktails. Try drinks created especially for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Previous drinks named Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail include the Broad Street Hurricane from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Cucumber Skinny-tini from Toro Sushi, the Vin de Pomplemousse from Green Street Restaurant or White Horse Lounge’s 2016 Forbidden and Ruth’s Chris’ Julio’s Passion.
Once again, SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on September 28th. Everyone (21 years-old or older) attending the Taste of Pasadena that evening will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for your favorite.
In 2016, more than four hundred people were on hand for the finale of the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. In addition to the four featured cocktail finalists, guests attendees at the SIP-tember Bracket Challenge Finale tasted culinary treats from The Raymond Restaurant, California Pizza Kitchen, CaterArt Catering, POP Champagne and Dessert Bar, Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi, Twohey’s and many more.
The SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge is an annual six week long competition among Pasadena Chamber of Commerce member restaurants and lounges. Competitors serve drinks that are paired against each other in a competition.
Venues that offer cocktails for the 2017 SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include:
Central Park Restaurant
California Pizza Kitchen
The Tap Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena,
Bar 1886 at The Raymond,
Ruth’s Chris Steak House,
POP Champagne and Dessert Bar,
El Cholo Cafe
bluRoom at the dusitD2 hotel constance pasadena,
Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub
True Food Kitchen
Fleming’s Prine Steak House and Wine Bar
Vertical Wine Bistro
Voting for SIP-tember kicks off on August 15, 2017.
The Chamber will be hosting an informal citywide cocktail party to celebrate the 103nd anniversary of the birth of America’s first culinary celebrity – Pasadena’s own Julia Child. The Julia Child Pasadena Cocktail Party on August 15th takes place in restaurants all over Pasadena, culminating in a citywide happy birthday toast at 7:00 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to dress for a 1950s, 1960s or 1970s era cocktail party.
SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail and the Taste of Pasadena provide a terrific opportunity for patrons to visit new places, remember old favorites and see the breadth of the excellent offerings found in the Pasadena area.
For more information call the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce at (626) 795-3355.