Calling All Aspiring Mixologists

Wish those cocktail creations you've been whipping up at home could bask in the glory they so rightly deserve?

Throw your hat in the ring for Helix Lounge's spring and summer cocktail competition. The winning mixologist will have his or her name and cocktail featured on the lounge's cocktail menu and scores an overnight weekend stay at Hotel Helix. Oh, and a complimentary couple of the winning cocktail.

Here's the deal: Submit your best seasonal recipe to the lounge until April 20. There are no restrictions on what products can be used, just make it appropriate for the spring and summer seasons, like the Cool as a Cucumber (pictured) from last summer's menu.

Entries will be narrowed down to 10 semi-finalists, who will be invited to the lounge April 29 to test their cocktails. That night, a panel of Helix staff will choose three finalists.

The winner will be determined on Saturday, May 3 at 10 p.m. Patrons at the bar will be able to sample all three of the finalists’ cocktails for $7 that evening, and the winner will be decided by crowd approval.

To enter, stop by Helix Lounge to fill out the entry form, or email your recipe to with the following info: Name, Phone, Email, Cocktail Name, and Ingredients/Recipe.

May the best concoction win.

(Photo by Moshe B. Zusman.)