This year for the Martini Shake Off the Martinez Chamber of Commerce is having a virtual competition to celebrate Martinez, CA as the birthplace of the Martini.
Experience the 7 local competing bars/restaurants as their master mixologists have created a signature Martini solely unique to this competition.
The Martini that receives the most votes will be awarded the People's Choice Award. The winner will be announced on November 2nd via social media and website.
Which bars/restaurants are competing?
Back Forty Texas BBQ - 100 Coggins Drive, Pleasant Hill
Bar Cava Wine Whiskey & Eatery - 718 Main St., Martinez
Barrel-Aged Cocktail Bar at Barrelista - 700 Ferry St., Martinez
Martinez Yacht Club - 111 Tarantino Dr., Martinez
Nu-Rays - 709 Ferry St., Martinez
Troy Greek Cuisine - 720 Main St., Martinez
Whiskey Lane - 629 Ferry St., Martinez
Here’s how this competition works:
1. CONNECT! Go to participating bars/restaurants and experience the competing Mixologists Martini.
2. JUDGE! Now it is time to judge! When judging think about the taste, creativity/mixology, and presentation/appearance.
Ask yourself these questions while enjoying your Martini:
Does the cocktail have an aroma and does the aroma enhance the flavor?
Is the cocktail made to finish or would it be too tedious to finish?
Is this what you expected from these ingredients?
Does the cocktail integrate the ingredients harmoniously?
Is this a cocktail that could become a classic?
Is the cocktail visually appealing?
Does the name give meaning to the ingredients and/or your experience drinking the cocktail?
3. VOTE! Details on voting coming soon! Don’t forget to share your virtual tasting experience on social media with your friends and family and be sure to tag the bar/restaurant too!
Please be safe and drink responsibly.