Three drinks featured in the 2023 Cool As Challenge. From left: Dirty Burger Upper Hutt’s Bacon all rules, t Bay cafe’s t Bay Passion, and Buzz’s The Great Kiwiana Shake.
How about a drink featuring Chocolate Fish, Mallow, Hundreds, Thousands, Moro Bar, Pavlova?
The Great Kiwiana Shake from Buzz in Lower Hutt is one of the drinks featured in the 2023 Cool As Challenge.
The challenge started in 2016 at Lower Hutt to boost struggling downtown cafes, but has expanded this year to include Porirua and Upper Hutt.
Hospitality outlets should come up with their own recipes for cool summer drinks.
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Locals and visitors to the region should pace themselves with 37 drinks on offer across the three cities.
You can vote for your favorite drink by QR code or by taking a selfie with your drink on the Cool As Challenge Facebook and Instagram pages. The top two winning drinks for the three cities will be announced on January 30th. The top six drinks will be judged by an independent panel of judges.
Upper Hut offers eight beverages, including Mojito Kombucha from Get Fix Bicycles and Avocado and Honey Dew Smoothie from Silverstream Bakery. The Dirty Burger also has something for meat eaters, with a thick bacon-infused caramel shake topped with soft serve, candied bacon, and caramel sauce.
Porirua has 14 entries, including The Karaage Kid’s Banoffee McBanoffeeface dessert-style drink, Café Kaizen’s rhubarb-infused pink summer spritzer, and a healthy, low-carb, refined sugar-free drink for your calorie counter. attended the party. From Sushil’s Musclechef Kitchen and Café.
Hutt City Council organizer Cindy Christensen said the challenge would have a significant impact on the local economy, resulting in a significant increase in sales at participating cafes and an increase in downtown traffic.
The 2023 Cool As Challenge will run from January 12th to 29th. The winner will be announced on his February 8th. The top 6 winning drinks will be served from February 8th to 12th for people to enjoy and experience.