SIP-tember: a Celebration of the Cocktail

Pasadena celebrates the cocktail during SIP-tember, with some of our favorite Pasadena Chamber member restaurants offering some of their favorite cocktails.

Madeline Garden Bistro's Madeline Cocktail

Madeline Garden Bistro’s Madeline Cocktail

Will White Horse Lounge be the first to repeat with back-to-back triumphs? Or perhaps someone new this year will put forth the 2016 Cocktail of the Year.

Voting begins online August 15th. To vote for your favorite, click here.

Drinks being offered for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge include special margaritas, new interpretations of traditional cocktails and some specially created drinks from some of Pasadena’s premiere mixologists.

Look for great interpretations of traditional cocktails. Try drinks created especially for the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. Previous drinks named Pasadena’s Favorite Cocktail include the Broad Street Hurricane from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Cucumber Skinny-tini from Toro Sushi, the Vin de Pomplemousse from Green Street Restaurant or White Horse Lounge’s 2015 Forbidden.

Once again, SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on September 21st. Everyone attending the Taste of Pasadena that evening will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for your favorite.

In 2015, more than four hundred people were on hand for the finale of the SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge. In addition to the four featured cocktail finalists, guests attendees at the SIP-tember Bracket Challenge Finale tasted culinary treats from The Raymond Restaurant, Green Street Restaurant, California Pizza Kitchen, King’s Row Gastropub, Slater’s 50/50, CitrusX Catering, POP Champagne and Dessert Bar, the Westin Pasadena, Osawa Shabu Shabu Sushi and many more.

The Sip-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Grand Finale is presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce as a Pasadena Restaurant Week event sponsored by The City of Pasadena, Wells Fargo and the Rose Bowl.

The SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge is an annual six week long competition among Pasadena Chamber of Commerce member restaurants and lounges. Competitors served drinks that were paired against each other in a competition.

Venues offering cocktails for the 2016 SIP-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge (listed below) include some of Pasadena’s favorite eating and drinking venues.

Once again, SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail culminates in a grand taste-off at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Everyone attending the Taste of Pasadena that evening will be able to taste the four finalist cocktails and vote for your favorite.

Julio's Passion from Ruth's Chris Steak House

Julio’s Passion from Ruth’s Chris Steak House

The Sip-tember Cocktail Bracket Challenge Grand Finale is presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce as a Pasadena Restaurant Week event sponsored by The City of Pasadena, Wells Fargo and the Rose Bowl.

The SIP-tember cocktail bracket challenge is an annual six week long competition among Pasadena Chamber of Commerce member restaurants and lounges. Competitors served drinks that were paired against each other in a competition.

Voting for SIP-tember kicks off on August 15, 2016. Once again, we will be holding a citywide cocktail party to celebrate the 103nd  anniversary of the birth of America’s first culinary celebrity -  Pasadena’s own Julia Child. The Julia Child Pasadena Cocktail Party on August 15th takes place in restaurants all over Pasadena, culminating in a citywide happy birthday toast at 7:00pm. Patrons are encouraged to dress for a 1950s, 1960s or 1970s era cocktail party.

Many of Pasadena’s restaurants and lounges take part in the friendly bracket competition.

SIP-tember: A Celebration of the Cocktail and the Taste of Pasadena provide a terrific opportunity for patrons to visit new places, remember old favorites and see the breadth of excellent offerings found in the Pasadena area.

Sponsors of SIP-tember: a celebration of the cocktail include Presenting Sponsor the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Gold Sponsor of SIP-tember and the Taste of Pasadena are The City of Pasadena and Wells Fargo.

The Rose Bowl generously hosts the Taste of Pasadena on September 24, 2015.

Dance Syndicate is providing entertainment at the SIP-tember Finale and Taste of Pasadena at the Rose Bowl.