Pasadena SIP-tember Cocktail Celebration

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 6-week long celebration of the cocktail from August 15th through September 27th. Vote for your favorite Pasadena cocktails, and join other enthusiasts at the live finale tasting party at Paseo Colorado on September 27th.

(The Finding Nemo at Toro Sushi Bar Lounge is in the round of 16 SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge)

Take the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge and Vote for your Favorite Pasadena Cocktail!

The inaugural SIP-tember: a celebration of the cocktail reaches its dramatic conclusion with the Cocktail Bracket Challenge Finale on September 27th at Paseo Colorado at 280 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. The four finalist cocktails will be served up in a live competition from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with those in attendance voting to determine Pasadena’s Cocktail of the Year for 2012. In addition, attendees at the SIP-tember Bracket Challenge Finale will be able to taste culinary treats from Real Food Daily, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, El Cholo, Noor Restaurant and Ballroom, California Pizza Kitchen, Arclight Cinemas, Toro Sushi and more.

Cost to attend the SIP-tember bracket challenge, which includes all drink tastings and food, is $15 per person. You must be at least 21 years of age to sample the cocktails.

The Sip-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Grand Finale is presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Burbank Bob Hope Airport, Anderson Business Technology, Hillsides, Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena Public Library and Zigabid. Paseo Colorado is generously providing space for the live taste-off Finale. The SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge is a six week long competition among Pasadena Chamber of Commerce member restaurants and lounges. Competitors are serving drinks that are paired against each other in a competition. 64 cocktails, ranging from drinks specially concocted for the competition to margaritas and sangria, began the competition that lasts six weeks and culminates in the live taste-off of the four drinks that win their bracket.

The Round of 16 competitor cocktails can be seen at Voting for the third round ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 18th. In total 1173 voters took the second round cocktail bracket challenge. Individual drink votes aren’t tallied because the results were tabulated automatically by the online program. Competitors were chosen randomly for the brackets

Click here to enter your bracket.

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