Win tickets to the Colorado Cocktail Contest!

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It started with a simple question: New York has the Manhattan, Kentucky the Mint Julep. But does Colorado have a defining cocktail? (Besides craft beer, that is.)

Months later, our mission to determine what this state tastes like is about to culminate in the Colorado Cocktail Project. On June 26, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will be the site for learned lectures on the topic (not to mention excellent food and drink). And then on the evening of Monday, June 27, the finalists in the Colorado Cocktail Contest will pour their hearts -- and a lot of great state products -- into a competition to determine the official Colorado Cocktail.

Tickets to the Colorado Cocktail Project ($40 per day, $70 for both days) are now on sale at select Whole Foods stores -- but to stir things up, we're going to give a pair away.

To enter the contest, decide what Colorado tastes like to you and then post your answer -- ten words or less, please -- in the comments section below by 5 p.m. Thursday, June 16. We'll announce the winner Friday morning (which will give everyone else plenty of time to buy tickets).

In the meantime, here's the complete list of contestants for the Colorado Cocktail Project, as well as the schedule.

Vote for your favorite Colorado Cocktail -- and its creator -- here. Thirsting to know more? Read the Q&As submitted by many of the contestants:

Quenton Attwool, Colorado Cocktail contestant

Evan Faber, Colorado Cocktail contestant

BillieKeithley, Colorado Cocktail contestant

Allie Geppert, Colorado Cocktail contestant

Amy Kempster, Colorado Cocktail contestant

Alexandra Parks, Colorado Cocktail contestant


Joshua Smith, Colorado Cocktail contestant

Justin Lavenue, Colorado Cocktail contestant

Adam Dunbar, Colorado Cocktail contestant

Raffi Jergerian, Colorado Cocktail contestant

Kevin Burke, Colorado Cocktail contestant

Tyler French, Colorado Cocktail contestant

The Colorado Cocktail Project is sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Colorado Bartenders Guild, the Colorado Distillers Guild, Whole Foods and Westword.

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1485 Delgany St, Denver, CO

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Court
Court

So this is late & too many words, but perhaps creative enough? It's a Denver/Boulder Iced Tea -- 303 vodka, Cap Rock gin, Montanya rum, Los Oasis blue agave & anything Leopold Bros. Good luck.

art
art

Juniper, hops, refreshing. Best enjoyed in the colorado sunshine.

TennisandTravel
TennisandTravel

It taste like Hawaii without the ocean: beautiful and friendly

Eric Elkins
Eric Elkins

It's all about layers...ask me again in 15 minutes.

Mantonat
Mantonat

Equal parts High Plains Drifter and the Shining.

Mare
Mare

Earthy hops, smokey dreams, and a sweet snow cone.

Midnite
Midnite

Sun, smoke, evergreens, grasslands, snow, leather, animals, and peace.

ceebee
ceebee

Muddled, infused, and boozed.

Lia Moran
Lia Moran

300 days of sunshine, laid back, open sky

Stephanie
Stephanie

Earthy with hints of peach and fresh mountain air.

Stefthomas25
Stefthomas25

Crisp, floral, effervescent- Pear Vodka, St. Germaine and some bubbly

Mel Vits
Mel Vits

Twilight smoky and sweet, with a splash of winter brisk

Tsr608
Tsr608

Smokey shale with a subtle Aspen twinge and HOPS. 

Jessica
Jessica

Fresh, crisp, ice cold, and sunny. With a hint of smoky from our fires!

Lori Gray
Lori Gray

Dry with an unexpected splash of everything else!

Amy
Amy

Smooth, refreshing, and unassumingly strong.

Drake
Drake

Sunshine, Pine and Unicorn tears

minimaid
minimaid

bold, bright, and "beer-y"??

Bridget
Bridget

Sunshine and freedom, on the rocks

David
David

Colorado Whiskey River on the Red Rocks

Flizzle
Flizzle

Heady micros, classic cocktails and dank reefer. 

KR
KR

California fresh, Texas heat, and Arizona dry.  

Jake B.
Jake B.

NY hip and California weird rolled into mountain western charm

brandonmwest
brandonmwest

Fresh air, evergreens, campfires, powder snow, and happiness

BSquared
BSquared

Pine with a hint of wheat and a twist of sunshine

calhounp
calhounp

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