Denver's Premier Cocktail Garnish Competition
DiningOut Magazine & Diageo began to notice an increase in excitement around cocktail garnishing throughout Denver. On social media, bartenders were (and still are) posting photos & videos of themselves using scissors, fire, flowers, smoke and more behind the bar. In an effort to build off this enthusiasm and creativity, Garnish Games was born.
Our hope is that Garnish Games creates and builds a sense of community. We want bartenders to suggest the other participating bars to their guests, and on top of that, we want the front-of-house working with the back-of-house to efficiently craft their garnishes.
April 25th - May 11th
Public Voting Live
Finale Contestants Determined
Live Finale, Details To Be Announced
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DiningOut Magazine and Diageo Spirits are very proud to present THE GARNISH GAMES 2022 LIVE FINALE. Come sample cocktails from 6 of the best bartenders in the city. You vote to help crown the Garnish Games 2022 Champion! The competition starts with 12 contestants, and the finale will showcase the top 6 bartenders that have garnered the most online votes.
The finale event includes a FREE welcome cocktail for attendees, sample cocktails from all of the Garnish Games bartenders, great music, and giveaways.
Join us on Wednesday evening, May 18th on the rooftop deck at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row from 6-9 pm for the finale of the 2022 Garnish Games!
ALL Participants receive a $100 cash prize for participating in this year’s games. The top 6 finalists will receive $300. GRAND PRIZE to be announced.
All spirits used in this contest brought to you by Diageo.