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Best Cocktails — 2017 Winner Announced

Written By Scott Joseph On November 22, 2016

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Voting for Best Cocktails has ended. The winner will be announce in the Thursday, Jan. 26 e-letter. Click here to subscribe.

 The 2017 Best Cocktails Foodster Award goes to Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming at Disney Springs. The “Southern Shine” restaurant has a quenchingly tantalizing list of creative craft cocktails, including Apple Pie a la Mode, Muleshine, and Moonshine Mash. Watch the video below to get the recipe for Homecoming’s Bootlegger cocktail.

Second place is awarded to the Imperial at Washburn Imports in Sanford. Downtown Orlando’s Stubborn Mule is third.

These restaurants and lounges have been nominated in the Best Cocktails category of the Scott Joseph’s Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants.  Voting will continue through January 25, 2017, and the winner will be announced in the Jan. 26 issue of the SJO e-letter.

To vote for your favorite, check the box next to the name and then click the VOTE button at the bottom of the list of nominees. You may vote for only one nominee and you may vote only once. After you have voted, the VOTE button will no longer appear on the page.

You may write in the name of a business that you’d like to nominate. But remember: The Foodster Awards are exclusively for independent businesses, defined as having three or fewer locations — no chains. Any businesses that don’t meet that definition will be removed from the list. Also, do not write in the name of a restaurant or lounge that is already named in the list — by doing do you may actually reduce the number of votes that business might receive because only the votes on the first listing will be counted.

To learn about some of the candidates and get a coupon, click on a campaign button on the right side of the page. The nominees are recognized for their overall Cocktail program, but if you’d like to single out a specific drink, leave a note in the comment section below.

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Watch for upcoming categories, including:

  • Best Pizza
  • Best Brunch
  • Most Romantic Restaurant

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