| Booze |

What's shaking? The Finlandia Vodka Cup!

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Calling all bar chefs! Finlandia is looking for Denver’s best bartenders to compete in the eleventh annual Finlandia Vodka Cup regionals at Martinia Ranch on October 20. This is a fabulous opportunity to show your creativity, as the contest emphasizes crafting delicious, original cocktails, not just bartending skills. I judged the contest last year, and I can tell you that while the competition is tough, the event is a fun time for everyone involved. In fact, it was so much fun for me that I begged to judge again this year,

The winner of this contest will move on to compete in the U.S. Finlandia Shake Off in Colorado Springs on November 10; the winner of that conttest will travel to Finland’s Arctic Circle and represent the U.S. in the eleventh annual Finlandia Vodka Cup Finals this February.

To enter the competition, go to www.finlandia.com/cup by Wednesday, October 15, and submit original aperitif, long and after-dinner drink recipes based on Finlandia Vodka or one of its flavors. (Hint: I’m a huge fan of Finlandia’s Grapefruit Fusion). Get your entries in today, because I'm hoping to see a lot of old and new faces -- and test some great cocktails. -- Nancy Levine

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.