Roswell CVB | Announcing Roswell's 2023 Summer Sippin' WINNERS!
Posted August 25

Announcing Roswell's 2023 Summer Sippin' WINNERS!

These two spots rose above with savory delights throughout the summer.

The 2023 Summer Sippin’ competition has ended and it’s our absolute pleasure to the announce the winners of the "Best Sip in Roswell." This year's winner in the alcoholic beverage category is Madrid Spanish Taverna with their cocktail, Flor De Espana, and the 2023 winner in the non-alcoholic drink category is Pop’s Coffee Company with their Orange Creamcycle Latte.

This year, the event ran from June 13 – August 15 with 61 participating locations, so the competition was steep. Restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and tasting rooms all created a new specialty drink for Summer Sippin’. After the start of the competition, participating locations promoted their Summer Sippin’ drink to customers and encouraged voting.

Flor de Espana @ Madrid Spanish Taverna

Abe Ruiz, Co-Owner of Madrid Spanish Taverna, commented, “FLOR DE ESPANA was born out of the spirit of Spain....spicy, red, flowery, and outright delicious. We knew immediately as our staff tasted it, that it was a WINNER!” Swani Gonzales, Co-Owner of Madrid Spanish Taverna, remarked, “Once again, being part of the Summer Sippin’ Event was great! You have the Roswell restaurants coming together for something fun and giving the community an opportunity to engage with each restaurant and share memories. It really is wonderful to see that unity. It's Roswell.”

Donna McDonald, Kitchen Manager and Event Coordinator with Pop’s Coffee Company says, “Thank you Roswell Inc. for bringing the local restaurant entrepreneurs together to show off their creative drink specialties. We are honored to be the 2023 1st place winner! Our drink, the Orange Creamcycle, was created by Aaron McDonald and was meant to remind us all of our childhood and a favorite summer treat. Special thanks to the Pop’s team for promoting our drink and wheeling it in first across the finish line!”

Creamcycle Latte @ Pop's Coffee Co.

Patrons rated each sip they tried on or on the Summer Sippin’ app. The ratings have been tallied and the winners in each category chosen.

Below are the top drinks in each category:

Top Alcoholic Sips:
1. “Flor de Espana” at Madrid Spanish Taverna
2. “Passion Pop Margarita” at Fresco Cantina Grille
3. “Tango Margarita” at Monterrey Kitchen & Tequila Bar
4. “Spicy Watermelon Mule” at Crabapple Tavern
5. “Saucy Strawberry” at Saucy

Madrid Spanish Tavern celebrates

Top Non-alcoholic Sips:
1. “Orange Creamcycle Latte” at Pop’s Coffee Co.
2. “Strawberry Bliss” at Mochibees
3. “Whip and Sip” at Crazy Love Coffee

A full list of this year’s participating restaurants can be found on

Both Summer Sippin’ and Roswell Restaurant Weeks are industry support events by Roswell Inc and Visit Roswell. Summer Sippin’ 2023 was sponsored by Gas South, Bob Clarkson - Century 21, Carl Black Roswell, Society Insurance, Home2 Suites, Mike Thomas Group and Signarama Roswell.

Pop's Coffee Co. takes home the trophy

Roswell Inc is the accredited economic development organization (AEDO) for the City of Roswell, serving as a catalyst for a sustainable, innovative and vibrant business community in the city. We promote economic vitality and growth through business attraction and recruitment, business retention and expansion, industry support initiatives, and business development programs. As a 501(c)6 nonprofit, we work with the City of Roswell through a public-private partnership.

Can this duo repeat next year?

Visit Roswell incorporates targeted advertising and marketing programs with aggressive sales and public relations efforts to build the image of Roswell as a destination and increase visitation. The organization provides leadership for the tourism & hospitality industry in Roswell.


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