Colorado Cocktail Contest kickoff: Join the party!

Although plans for the Colorado Cocktail Contest, which will culminate in a two-day event in June at Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art, are fairly fluid right now, one event is solid: On Monday evening, the contest will kick off with a private party at the MCA, where bartenders will mix it up with some of this state's most spirited distillers. Any member of the Colorado Distillers Guild and the Colorado Bartenders Guild, co-sponsors of the contest (along with the MCA and Westword), is welcome (RSVP to your guild), and on Wednesday, we invited Cafe Society readers to enter our own contest to win a pair of tickets:

The ten lucky drinkers:

Fletch: "Cocktails warm my very soul"

Carrie: "Craft cocktails complete me"

Britt: "I'm the 'tail' in cocktail"

Tim Davids: "I'm much sexier when inebriated"

Ryan Conklin: "My body's a mixing vessel"

KMTM: "Best excuse to drink: Colorado"

Akonk: "Faithful reader loves crafty cocktails"

Mantonat: "Haunted by Colorado spirits"

Andra Zeppelin: "Because I NEED another drink"

Adam: "Mike Henderson is my hero!"

and a special bonus winner: Jon S, for "I hate five word contests"

Winners, the e-mail address you used to post your entry will be on the guest list at the door; the party starts at 7 p.m. Monday, February 7 at the MCA, 1485 Delgany Street.

For those who did not win this round, no need to cry in your beer (or other cocktail): Later today, we'll announce another chance to win a pair of tickets to the party.

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