They came. They drank. They judged.
And in the end, the winner of the California Office of Traffic Safety's Mocktail Recipe Contest today was Kimberly Beck of Modesto for her "Green Meenie Martini."
"The judges loved both entries, and the voting was close, but in the end the creative ingredients and unique refreshing hot summer taste won them over," Chris Cochran, the department's spokesman, wrote in an e-mail to The Bee.
For more information about the contest see my previous blog post.