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Fourth of July Cocktail Contest

Friday, July 4th, 2014

225 N Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60601

Sweetwater Celebrates 4th of July with Cocktail Specials and a Bartended Competition.

Beginning on June 16, bartenders Kevin Blake and Sam Scholl celebrate the season by offering their unique takes on festive holiday cocktails: Sammie’s American Dream – a special patriotic blend of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, St. Germain, fresh watermelon, lime, mint, and blueberries; and Kevin’s Patriotic Elixir, an all-American classic made with Jeremiah Weed, strawberry puree, and lemonade. Both cocktails are offered on the menu for $10 from June 16 through July 4.

Beginning at 2pm on Friday, July 4, guests will enjoy a complimentary live mixology battle as Sam and Kevin create cocktails for a judging panel to include two volunteer judges, Bottleneck Director of Operations Bart Vivian, and General Manager Colette Grant. A combination of the judging panel decision, as well as votes tallied by the number of times each cocktail is ordered between June 16 and July 4, decides the winner’s fate. In the end, one will be appointed the ultimate title: Mr. or Mrs. America – the cocktail edition.


The Fourth of July cocktail competition is a complimentary event for attending guests at the restaurant, and no ticket is required.