Last week marked the end of the Craft Cocktail Contest that we sponsored alongside The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley. After 100+ entries across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, it’s time to officially announce the winner!

… and the Craft Cocktail Contest Winner is:

Moon Bridge Over The Koi Pond

by John Holland (@Porchmaster)

A photo posted by John Holland (@porchmaster) on



Muddle lime, mint, and honey syrup. Then add Lychee Puree and gin. Shake and strain. Garnish with lime and mint.

Congratulations John!

“Moon Bridge Over the Koi Pond” was the randomly selected winner and John will receive a $200 Cocktail Kingdom® gift card, lifetime access to our Cocktail Design Program and one case of The Perfect Purée. John – Look for a PM on Twitter and Instagram so we can send your prizes!

Honorable Mention: @TheRocksGlass

With the most entries, we have to include a special shout out to @TheRocksGlass – submitting 15 unique cocktails to the contest. Definitely check out their beautiful Instagram feed for some liquid inspiration!

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Check out all of the contest entries on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Missed the Contest but still want Samples?

The folks at The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley are offering complimentary samples to bartenders and chefs.

Their purees are a great option if you’re concerned about maintaining consistent acidity & flavor throughout the year, as well as offering time, labor and cost savings for your team.

I’ve used them quite a bit behind the bar and definitely recommend them!

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Julia Tunstall

Julia Tunstall is the co-founder of A Bar Above and Chief Cocktail Taster. She's in charge of keeping things running smoothly around here, but you'll also find her stopping by on the Mixology Talk Podcast or hanging around the Craft Cocktail Club.