Visit Granbury, Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) – is challenging our Granbury hospitality partners to create a Signature Granbury Drink that we can promote to our visitors. The first ever Granbury Signature Drink Competition.
Visit Granbury in coordination with the 2019 (CATS Festival) Cigar Aficionado Trades and Sales Festival will be hosting the first official Granbury Signature Drink Competition. The competition will be held May 24 at 1:00pm at the Best Western Hotel, 1517 N. Plaza Drive. This competition will highlight a Signature Granbury Drink as presented by local restaurants, bars, mixologists or individual enthusiasts.
A panel of eight judges from across Granbury and representatives of CATS Festival will be selected by the CVB to sip, taste and vote to name the official “Granbury Signature Drink.”
CATS Festival-Goers will also be weighing in and assist in selecting the winner. Competition criteria will include the drink reflecting the most “Granbury Experience” and most “Creative Granbury Name.”
Tammy Dooley, Director of the Granbury Convention & Visitors Bureau commented “Many cities have their own unique signature drink and I know Granbury’s will be exciting! We expect recipe inspiration to come from Granbury’s blue lake, rich history, boating & water sports, and maybe even dark ghostly tales. Plus, with our established wineries, distilleries and brewery partners we expect to see very creative entries.”
Dooley added “The Granbury CVB works to promote and enhance the visitor experience. We support our restaurants and bars, and this is a great way to unite them all in a friendly competition. This is another way we can enhance direct visitor spending to our city. This signature drink can be tied into our marketing efforts, the recipe included in specific visitor group welcome bags, and even offered to event planners with recipes and during welcome receptions. The competition for tourism is tough and we are competing with great cities, the more we do to enhance the visitor experience in Granbury helps insure we leave a lasting impression.”
Tourism Partners and community businesses are invited to attend and watch the competition unfold, so be prepared to wow the audience with your creativity. The CVB invites all Granbury mixologists to enter the competition.
The winning Signature Drink Competitor will receive a special trophy and cash prize of $100 and be honored “as the creator of Granbury’s Signature Drink.” Plus, bragging rights! We encourage everyone to Please Drink Responsibly, and drinks do not have to include alcohol to be eligible. Each drink must include a minimum of two ingredients.
Click here for entry forms and complete rules. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, May 23, 2019 at 2:00pm.
Community leaders and employees of the Granbury hospitality industry will judge the competition. Drinks will be judged by: taste; connection/representation of Granbury, creativity of drink name; appearance; ease of creation.
For questions or to enter the Granbury Signature Drink Competition, please contact Kristen Gibson 817-573-5548.
C.A.T.S. FESTIVAL 6
MAY 23- 26, 2019
LAKE GRANBURY CONFERENCE CENTER
The 2019 C.A.T.S. (Cigar Aficionados Trades & Sales) Festival (aka CATSFEST 6) will be the first Craft Beer AND Cigar Festival in the United States. Op: Cigars for Warriors, the only 501(c)3 that takes care of our service members while they are Deployed in combat zones, Long Term Deployments and Floats; with their number #1 requested item, premium cigars. They also send out when available, cutters, lighters, humidors, coffee, video games, magazines, etc.