Marnie Ward, a bartender at the Avenue Grill, with her winning drink, the Tree Line.
Marnie Ward, a bartender at the Avenue Grill, and her cocktail, the "Tree Line," was picked as the 2011 Colorado Cocktail on June 27, 2011 at MCA Denver. Ward was among a group of ten finalists, which whittled from a field of more than 30 bartenders from around the state. A panel of judges and the voting drinkers in attendance picked the Tree Line as the winner. Photos by Mark Manger.