Sky’s the Limit Contest from the Mt. Washington Tavern

Share the News

Sky's the Limit

catch of the day fish (2)Last week, while having brunch at a friend’s house, the hostess opened her liquor cabinet and started taking out bottle after bottle of “weird liqueurs” that some friends had left her with when they moved. She threw ice cubes into a number of tumblers and said, “Please make something. I just want to use this stuff up.” As well-mannered guests, of course we all obliged. Needless to say, the concoctions we came up with stole the show. The frittata and muffins were great and everything, but did you taste my blackberry-peach-rum-seltzer combo with muddled mint? All too often, these moments of genius live on only in our memories—after all, when else will that exact combination of ingredients be available again? And really, with so many virtuosic mixologists out there, who’s actually interested in my amateur dabblings? We’ll tell you who: the folks at the Mt. Washington Tavern as the opening of the Sky Bar approaches.

In celebration of the Sky Bar’s opening, the Mt. Washington Tavern is hosting the First Annual “Skies the Limit” Sky Bar Drink Contest to search for the most refreshing summer drink in Baltimore. To enter, just email or mail your original drink recipe to the Mt. Washington Tavern between now and April 24.  At the end of April, six finalists will be selected to compete on-site at the Tavern on Wednesday, May 1;  you may want to practice your pouring-in-public skills. Finalists will be paired with a Tavern bartender to make their signature drink and patrons will vote on their favorite.  The winner of the First Annual “Skies the Limit” Sky Bar Drink Contest will have their drink served at the Tavern all summer long. Like the drinks, the competition will be stiff. After all, nothing fuels competitive fire like the promise of bragging rights.

For more information about the Sky’s the Limit Drink Contest and how to enter, visit

Share the News