BEST OF SHOW AND TEQUILA CATEGORY WINNER

Barbie Gale
Harry & Izzy’s
Chiquilla Martini

2 oz. Tres Generaciones
1 oz. Cointreau
.5 oz. Dark Cream de Cocoa

Mix liquor. Garnish with an orange slice dusted with cocoa powder.



VODKA CATEGORY WINNER

Kenny Gardner
Tavern on South
Sugar Solstice Tart

1.5 o.z Grey Goose
1 oz. St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Orgeat Simple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Plum Preserves
Lemon and Vanilla Infused Sugar
1 Sprig of Torched Rosemary

Directions: Rim a martini glass with the lemon and vanilla infused sugar. Combine Grey Goose, Pear Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Orgeat and Plum Preserves in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the sugared martini glass. Torch the sprig of rosemary and lay across the martini glass.



RUM CATEGORY WINNER

Kelley Morgan
Scotty’s Brewhouse
Squiffy & Wench

1.5 oz. Cruzan Dark
3/4 oz. Ginger Syrup
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
Fresh Ginger
1/2 Squeezed Lime Juice

Combine Cruzan Dark, Ginger, Simple Syrup, Pureed Ginger and fresh lime juice. Shake and pour over ice. Serve in a martini glass with a sugar/lime half rim.



WHISKEY CATEGORY WINNER

Carrie Pietz
Palomino
Orange You Classy

2 oz, of RI
1/4 oz. Luxardo Cherry Juice
2 Dashes of Orange Bitters
3 Luxardo Cherries
Float of Presecco
1/2 oz. of Solerno Orange Liquor

Muddle one cherry with cherry juice and two dashes of bitters in a pint glass. Add ice, Solerno and RI. Stir and then pour into a coupe glass. Add float of Presecco. Pick two cherries as garnish.



HONORABLE MENTION TEQUILA

Caroline Hafsten
Tavern on South
Tres Verde Margarita

1.5 oz. Tres Generaciones
1 oz Fruit Lab Orange Liqueur
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz. Jalapeno Simple Syrup
1 Slice of Avocado 1/2" wide
5 Cilantro Leaves
Salt and Pepper

Rim a highball glass with salt and pepper (2/3 salt 1/3 pepper mix). Rip the cilantro and put in a shaker with the rest of the ingredients. Add ice to the rimmed glass. Shake the cocktail with ice and strain into the highball glass.



VODKA CATEGORY HONORABLE MENTION

Aaron Daniels
Severin Bar
Winter’s Last Breath

1.5 oz. Effen Cucumber Vodka
.5 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
.5 oz. The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur
.5 oz. Cointreau
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
Juice of Half a Lime
1 Barspoon Luxardo Maraschino
1-2 dashes Lemon Bitters

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass and top with maraschino foam.



RUM CATEGORY HONORABLE MENTIONS

Caroline Hafsten
Tavern on South
Tavern Thai Daquiri

1.5 oz. Bacardi Rum
1 oz. Lemongrass Simple Syrup
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
3 Lychees
Small Handful Cilantro
Dash of Bitters

Muddle two lychees and cilantro. Add the Bacardi, Lemongrass Simple Syrup, lime juice and bitters. Shake with ice and dump into a highball glass. Garnish with a lychee.



RUM CATEGORY HONORABLE MENTIONS

Amy Fisher
Harry & Izzy’s
Red Apple

2 oz. Bacardi Peach
2 oz. Crispin Apple Cider

Warm Crispin Apple Cider and add Bacardi Peach. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a quarter apple slice floater.

Glassware:
Collins Glass



WHISKEY CATEGORY HONORABLE MENTIONS

Kenny Gardner
Tavern on South
Smokey Moro

2 oz. Maker’s Mark
1.5 oz. Hickory Smoked Simple Syrup
Dash of Blood Orange Bitters
3 Slices of Blood Orange
2 Dark Red Cherries

Directions: Muddle two slices of blood orange with two cherries. Add Makers Mark, hickory smoked simple syrup, and bitters. Stir with ice in a shaker, then strain into a snifter with one ice cube. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.



WHISKEY CATEGORY HONORABLE MENTIONS

Maxwell Waller
High Velocity
Booker Noe’s Best

1 Bar Spoon of Brown Sugar
1 Orange Slice
1 Blackberry
2 oz. Knob Creek Kentucky Bourbon
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Splash of Club Soda

Muddle brown sugar, orange slice, and blackberry in a pint glass.



WHISKEY CATEGORY HONORABLE MENTIONS

Maxwell Waller
High Velocity
At Nick’s Nightcap

1 oz. Basil Hayden's Kentucky Bourbon
1 oz. Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
1 tsp. of peanut butter
1 tsp. of chocolate syrup
3 oz. of egg nog

In a pint glass, mix peanut butter, chocolate syrup, Basil Hayden's Bourbon, and Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.



Sara Yager
Chef Joseph’s
Saint Mark

2 oz. Maker's Mark
Soda Water
10 Cranberries
2 Lime Wedges
1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
Raw Cane Sugar for Rim
Add 5 cranberries, 2 lime wedges and 1/2 oz. of Agave Nectar and muddle well in pint glass. Add ice and 2 oz. Maker's Mark and shake vigorously. Strain into a Martini glass rimmed with raw cane sugar, topped with Soda Water and 5 cranberries to float on top.



Mike DeWeese
Tow Yard Brewing
American Hook Up

1.25 oz. Maker’s Mark
.25 oz. Triple Sec
5 oz. Tow Yard Hook Up Shandler
Splash of Maraschino Cherry Juice
Lemon Wedge Squeezed (in and left in drink)

Pour into a cocktail shaker and dispense back into glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.