Yelp and Starr African Rum’s Top Shake!


Part of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Yelp and Starr African Rum teamed up to curate a competition unlike anything we've seen in the 5 years since MCC first hit the borough in 2010. We invited seven bars (Sweetwater Social, Botanic Lab, Subject, Bonnie Vee, Red Rooster, Monarch Room, and Fishtail by David Burke) and the challenge was simple: make the tastiest Starr Rum based cocktail possible. Guests were encouraged to vote for their favorite drink after trying all seven libations, and after narrowing the top vote getters down to two, we threw 'em for a loop by challenging them to create a delicious cocktail using pure beet juice from our pals at Liquiteria! Botanic Lab and Bonnie Vee found themselves facing off to spawn something ambrosial using the juiced root vegetable as an ingredient… and after careful consideration from our panel of judges (including Adam Brody of The OC fame), Bonnie Vee narrowly edged out Botanic Lab as the winner of Yelp and Starr Rum's Top Shake!

It was a fantastic night at The Park and you can relive the fun through photos here and reviews here