When I first dipped my paw into the world of cocktail blogs, pictures were a thing saved for books and the imagination. Now, it’s hard to find a post that doesn’t include a photograph. The quest for most has turned from simply including pictures to improving them and eeking out that last bit of mouthwatering pleasure from each shot.
It just so happens that I have three copies of Sippin’ Safari to give away instead of two. All the entries were fun to see and really show promise for cocktail photography. Here are the winners!
Chip and Andy
Chip and Andy sent over an enticing number of pictures, but my tiki spyglass quickly centered on the angry face with flames. It is very hard to shoot the mystical aura of fire, but this shot transports me back to a moodily-lit tiki bar – a place I’d love to be right now.
Jimmy from over at Jimmy’s Cocktail Hour sent me this picture of his Mai Tai in a flurry of excitement. I love the retro colors; the shot reminds me of some of those in Sippin’ Safari and that is enough for me to give it a win. The color of the drink seems a bit over saturated, but the orchid is bright and inviting.
Anita from Married … with Dinner sent over this beautiful shot of a Pina Colada. I’m not a huge fan of frozen drinks, but her recipe actually sounds pretty good. The background elements perfectly match the cocktail and theme, and if I’m not mistaken, there’s a tasty-looking homemade maraschino cherry perched atop the garnish. Great job.
For Those Who Didn’t Participate
And that’s probably you! What kept you from participating? Would you like to see another photo contest?