The Clear Lake Signature Cocktail contest was held in August, 2015. The winning drink was created by Diana Symonds, realtor with McQuaid Agency. Her cocktail, the "Clear Lake Breezer," was voted the winner by a panel of 5 judges. Scoring was based on appearance, creativity of drink name, taste, representation of Clear Lake, and ease of creation.
Winner: Clear Lake Breezer, Diana Symonds, McQuaid Agency (score 297)
2nd Place: Lakewater, Cassie Peterson (score 284)
3rd Place: The Lady of the Lake, Angie Harris, The Anchor Inn (score 282)
Here are how the rest of the entries ranked with the judges:
Clear Lake Calm Breezer (N/A), Diana Symonds, McQuaid Agency
North Shore Breeze, Nick Rohlfsen, SIPS North Shore Kitchen & Bar
Day at the Lake, Daryl Ward, Bikerz
Pub Punch, Taylor Nelson, Bennigan's
Cosmo Waves, Jerry Krause, Oz Spirits, LLC
Lemon Frost, Jerry Krause, Oz Spirits, LLC
Clear Lake Breeze (N/A), Rae Katherine Eighmey, Author, "Soda Shop Salvation"
The Clear Lake Breezer will be served at local establishments in 2016. It's a delicious blend of Malibu Rum, lemonade, and Blue Curacao. Recipe cards will be shared with group planners and anyone who is hosting a party with a Clear Lake theme! Contact the Chamber for details.