Photos: Colorado Cocktail Project contest at MCA

Bartender Marnie Ward puts the finishing touches on the Tree Line, her cocktail that won last night's competition. See more photos from the Colorado Cocktail contest.
Bartender Marnie Ward puts the finishing touches on the Tree Line, her cocktail that won last night's competition. See more photos from the Colorado Cocktail contest.
Photo: Mark Manger

Congrats to Marnie Ward, bartender at Avenue Grill and maker of the Tree Line, which nabbed first place in the 2011 Colorado Cocktail Contest last night. Below are a few highlights from the shindig, which took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. You can check out the full slide show here: Colorado Cocktail Project at MCA photos.

Avenue Grill bartender Marnie Ward prepares her Tree Line cocktail.
Avenue Grill bartender Marnie Ward prepares her Tree Line cocktail.
Photo: Mark Manger
Randy Layman, bartender at Steuben's, prepares the 100 Years cocktail, which took second place.
Randy Layman, bartender at Steuben's, prepares the 100 Years cocktail, which took second place.
Photo: Mark Manger

View the full Colorado Cocktail Project slide show

Britt Henze, bartender at Mateo, prepares her Bear Paw Palmer cocktail, which won the People's Choice award.
Britt Henze, bartender at Mateo, prepares her Bear Paw Palmer cocktail, which won the People's Choice award.
Photo: Mark Manger
Tyler French, bartender at Row 14, shakes his Brothers Brew cocktail.
Tyler French, bartender at Row 14, shakes his Brothers Brew cocktail.
Photo: Mark Manger

 

Colorado Cocktail judge Sean Kenyon samples the Brothers Brew cocktail, made by Row 14 bartender Tyler French.
Colorado Cocktail judge Sean Kenyon samples the Brothers Brew cocktail, made by Row 14 bartender Tyler French.
Photo: Mark Manger
Bartender Allie Geppert with her Pins and Needles cocktail.
Bartender Allie Geppert with her Pins and Needles cocktail.
Photo: Mark Manger
Beef sliders provided a solid base for drinkers last night at the MCA.
Beef sliders provided a solid base for drinkers last night at the MCA.
Photo: Mark Manger

View the full Colorado Cocktail Project slide show

Evan Faber of Salt Bistro in Boulder shakes up the ingredients in his Diamondback cocktail, which took third place.
Evan Faber of Salt Bistro in Boulder shakes up the ingredients in his Diamondback cocktail, which took third place.
Photo: Mark Manger
Alex Parks, a bartender at Green Russell, prepares the Green Larimer Bees Knees.
Alex Parks, a bartender at Green Russell, prepares the Green Larimer Bees Knees.
Photo: Mark Manger
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