2014 Cocktail Contest

BacardiKnob CreekStoliJack Daniels2 Gingers


Voted Over All Best In Show

Corie Metzler
Tavern on South
Torpor Hum 1.5 oz Stoli
1 oz Hum Botanical Spirit
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Wilks and Wilson Gomme Syrup
3 Blood Orange Segments
Blood Orange Peel
Muddle the blood orange segments.  Add all ingredients in a shaker.  Shake and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with the blood orange peel. Martini Glass Stoli


1st Place Winners

John Ferguson
BARcelona Tapas Restaurant
Head Bartender
Breakfast at Ginger's 1.5oz 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey
0.5oz orange juice
Dash of Angostura Orange Bitters
4oz Poema Cava Extra Dry
1 orange twist
In a 9-ounce rocks-style glass, combine 1.5oz of 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, 0.5oz of orange juice, and a dash of Angostura Orange Bitters. Follow by filling the glass halfway with ice. Cover glass with a stainless steel mixing tin, and shake vigorously. Remove glass from shaker; strain contents of shaker carefully into champagne flute. Add 4oz of Poema Cava Extra Dry to the flute to fill; garnish with an orange twist. Champagne Flute 2 Gingers
Caroline Hafsten
Tavern on South
Pina Pom Mojito 1.5 oz Bacardi Rum
1 oz Simple Syrup
.75 oz Lime Juice
4 Mint Leaves
4 Pieces of Grilled Pineapple
Splash of Soda
Pomegranate Seeds
Pineapple Leaf
Muddle two pieces of grilled pineapple and a spoonful of pomegranate seeds.  Rip the mint leafs and add the other ingredients.  Shake and pour into a high ball glass.  Garnish with a pineapple leaf filled with pomgranate seeds and pieces of pineapple. High Ball Glass Bacardi
Dave Hornak
Scotty's Brewhouse
General Manager
Apple Jax 1.25oz Fireball Whiskey
1.25oz Jack Daniel's
2oz Angry Orchard
Fill rocks glass with ice. Add each liquor and top with Sprite! Enjoy! Rocks Glass Jack Daniels
Kristina Mazza
Elbow Room Pub
The Sipper 2 oz Knob Creek
3/4 oz Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth - Carpano
4 dashes of Orange Bitters
Pour  knob creek and sweet vermouth in to a shaker. Stir and pour over Light Ice. Add 4 dashes of orange bitters and stir. Toss in a cherry and enjoy! Rocks Glass Knob Creek
Grant Redmond
Acapulco Joe's
Kickass 1 oz Bacardi light rum
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz mango syrup
4 oz Mtn Dew Orange Citrus Kick Start
1 cherry
Shake together and pour over ice then place 1 cherry on top for color and serve.


In a blender add ice and ingredients and blend.  Serve frozen with 1 cherry on top for color.
Cosmopolitan Glass Bacardi
John Ferguson
BARcelona Tapas Restaurant
Head Bartender
The Harvey Mojito 1.5oz Bacardi Superior Rum
0.5oz simple syrup
0.25oz orange juice
0.5oz Barritt’s Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer
7 mint leaves
Sugar / fresh orange zest blend for garnish rim
1oz Liquore Galliano L'Autentico
In a 9-ounce rocks-style glass, combine 1.5oz of Bacardi Superior Rum, 0.5oz of simple syrup, 0.25oz of orange juice, and 0.5oz of Barritt’s Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer. Follow by filling the glass completely with ice Take seven fresh mint leaves, and slap between palms of hands (in a “clapping” motion, but only once) to open up their flavor; then add on top of ice. Cover glass with a stainless steel mixing tin, and shake very vigorously. Remove glass from shaker and rim the entire top of glass with blend of sugar and fresh orange zest, then pour contents of shaker carefully into glass, ensuring all of the mint exits the shaking tin. Then “float” 1oz of Galliano liqueur 9-Ounce Rocks Glass Bacardi
TGIF Downtown Indianapolis
Jackberry Smash Jack Daniels
Brooke Showalter
IMBIBE Lobby Bar
Sweet and Salty Jack rim glass with caramel and salt
2 oz Jack Daniels
1 oz Godiva Chocolate (or sub Baileys or creme de cocoa and cream)
rim glass with caramel and sea salt
mix ingridients in tin
strain into martini glass
splash with coke
martini glass Jack Daniels
Kenny Gardner
Tavern on South
Bar Manager
Smoked Vanilla Manhattan 2 oz Knob Creek
1.5 oz Cherry Vanilla Infused Sweet Vermouth
Dash of Bitters
Hickory Smoked Vanilla Ice Cubes
Hickory Smoke for Garnish
Brandy Soaked Cherry for Garnish
Turn the snifter upside down and let fill with hickory smoke.  (I can skip this step in the judging process if the hotel where the judging will take place doesn't want smoke released in the room) Put the Smoked Vanilla ice in a shaker with Knob Creek, the infused Sweet Vermouth, and bitters.  Stir the Smoked Vanilla Manahattan. Turn the snifter over and let the smoke escape and dump in the contents of the shaker.  Garnish with the brandy soaked cherry and serve. Snifter Knob Creek
St. Elmo Steak House
Knob Creek Blood Orange Lemonade 0.5 oz blood orange liquer
1.5 oz Knob Creek
2 oz St. Elmo Lemonade
0.5 grenadine
splash of sprite
garnish with a blood orange slice
Place ice in high ball glass and build cocktail with ingredients.  Garnish with blood orange slice and stir stick. high ball glass Knob Creek
Kelly Carmack
Elbow Room Pub
Sundae Shooter 1 oz. Chocolate Syrup
1 oz. Rainbow Sprinkles
1 oz. Stoli Chocolate Covered Raspberry Vodka
.5 oz. Orchata
Splash of Grenadine
Dollop of Whipped Cream
Rim the glass with Chocolate syrup and dip into Sprinkles
In a Shaker, mix Stoli Chocolate Covered Raspberry Vodka and Orchata
Pour in to glass
Slowing add the grenadine so it goes to the bottom
Top with a dollop of whipped cream in the center

And take it down!
Short Rocks Glass Stoli
Lauren Mull
Harry and Izzys
Circle Center
Dolce Diablo 1 1/2 oz Stoli
1 oz peach schnapps
11/2 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz sparkling wine
Shake first 3 ingredients over ice
Strain into martini glass
Top with sparkling wine
Garnish with a raspberry
martini glass Stoli