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Results are in! Find out what celebrity judges Michael Cecconi, Andrew Dornenburg, Gael Greene, and Karen Page selected as the best drinks for outdoor dining in the 4th Annual Sidewalk Café Drink Mix-Off.



 1460 Second Avenue
 New York, NY 10021 

 8 sprigs fresh mint
 7 whole raspberries
 ½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
 ½ oz agave nectar
 ¼ oz freshly squeezed orange juice
 2 oz 901 tequila

 Muddle mint, raspberries (reserve one for garnish), and agave nectar in mixing glass.
 Add handful of ice, lime juice, tequila. Shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass and
 top with orange juice. Garnish with wedge of lime and drop remaining raspberry
 into glass.

 34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria, New York 11103

 1.5 oz infused Metaxa brandy (brandy and vodka infused with dried figs)
 1.5 oz vodka
 3 oz white cranberry

 Build in a mixing glass. Add Metaxa brandy, vodka, white cranberry. Shake with ice
 and strain into a martini glass. Add infused fig as garnish.

    Read the press release to learn more about the event                         
    Get 2009 Finalist Drink Recipes (in PDF)   
    Find a sidewalk café in your neighborhood   

   Want more drink recipes? Check out past Mix-offs.
    2008 Finalist Drink Recipes (in PDF)   
    2007 Finalist Drink Recipes (in PDF)   
    2006 Winning Drink Recipes (in PDF)   

Co-sponsored by DCA and the New York State Restaurant Association, the Sidewalk Café Drink Mix-Off, now in its fourth year, is an event to celebrate the City's booming outdoor dining industry. Special thanks to the Institute of Culinary Education for hosting the event.