Announcing the Winner of the Buffalo Cocktail Classic

Food & Drink, Food & Drink News


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on November 14, 2016

The cocktails are gone, the Tommyrotter gin bottles are empty, and the votes are tallied. The inaugural Buffalo Cocktail Classic is officially done and over with and we here at Step Out Buffalo couldn’t be happier with the end result (minus the Monday morning hangover). #worthit
We want to take a moment to thank Tommyrotter Distillery and Campari for their participation and our event sponsors Renew Bath & Body, All Season Party & Tent Rentals, Buffalo, Arctic Glacier Premium Ice, Bites Food Tours, Liberty Yellow Cab, Mountain Glacier, Pyramid Brokerage Company, and Yelp for their support. Another big thank you goes out to the bars who brought their A game and nothing less for this first time event including Aro Bar de Tapas, Ballyhoo, Billy Club, Hydraulic Hearth, Lloyd Taco Factory, Marble + Rye, Més Que, Panorama on Seven, The Grange Community Kitchen, Toutant, Vera- Buffalo, and Winfield’s Pub.  Plus, we are so grateful to our friends at Barrel + Brine, DJ Christian Martinez, Lomo Lomo, Makers & Musejar, SPACE, Studio Hue, The Establishment, and The Foundry Suites for making this event THAT much better with their involvement. Of course the event wouldn’t have been the party that is was without YOU the attendees turning up. So thank you, thank you, thank you all for giving Buffalo what it deserves – another AWESOME event! It truly takes a city to pull this s*** off and we couldn’t do it without everyone!

We’d also like to officially congratulate the winners of the evening, Panorama on Seven, who actually had a clean sweep for first place in all three categories including Most Creative, Best Garnish, and Buffalo’s Best Craft Cocktail. But let’s be clear, there were 12 fantastic craft cocktails to try last night, and that makes us ALL winners. Here’s the breakdown of first, second, and third place in each category:

Aro's "Sweet Potato Tonic"

Aro’s “Sweet Potato Tonic”

Buffalo’s Best Cocktail:

1st – Panorama on Seven at Buffalo Marriott Hotel HARBORCENTER – “How do yuzu?”
2nd – Aro Bar de Tapas – “Sweet Potato Tonic”
3rd – Lloyd Taco Factory – “I CRAN’t Even”

Most Creative:

1st – Panorama on Seven – “How do yuzu?”
2nd – Aro Bar de Tapas – “Sweet Potato Tonic”
3rd – TIE! Lloyd Taco Factory -“I CRAN’t Even” & Hydraulic Hearth – “Molégroni”

Best Garnished:

1st – Panorama on Seven -“How do yuzu?”
2nd – Aro Bar de Tapas – “Sweet Potato Tonic”
3rd – Lloyd Taco Factory – “I CRAN’t Even”

See the how the whole shebang went down right here with this video from our Snapchat story! More photos and video footage to come so stay tuned, Buffalo. Stay on the look out for details regarding Step Out Buffalo’s Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest 2017 coming soon (sign up here to be the first to know when tickets go on sale).

Step Out Buffalo’s Buffalo Cocktail Classic 2016

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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