06/28/2011 06:00 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2011

Colorado's Signature Cocktail Selected At Museum Of Contemporary Art (PHOTOS)

Colorado has long been known as a beer mecca. But a cocktail mecca? Not so much.

The lack of a signature "Colorado Cocktail" was the impetus behind a two-day event. In defining our state's drink, the Museum of Contemporary Art combined efforts with Colorado Bartenders Guild, Colorado Distillers Guild, Whole Foods and Westword to present the Colorado Cocktail Project, featuring mixology, presentations and taste-testing.

Click through to see photos of the drinks and event:

Colorado Cocktail