2014 Cocktail Contest


FINALIST
Eli Sanchez
Smokehouse on Shelby
Bartender

Drink Name:
Sour goose

List of Ingredients:
1oz strawberry rhubarb shub
2oz gray goose
1/4 oz Demerara simple syrup
1/2 oz lime
1egg white
3-5 drops of bitter mans boston bruh

Mixing Instructions:
Shaken served up in a martini

Glassware:
Martini Glass

Grey Goose


FINALIST
Max Waller
High Velocity
Bartender

Drink Name:
Basil Hayden’s Smash

List of Ingredients:
4 mint leaves
1 oz simple syrup
3 lemon wedges
2 oz Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey
Club Soda
Sprite

Mixing Instructions:
1) Muddle mint, simple, and 2 lemon wedges
2) Add Basil Hayden’s
3) Shake and strain over ice
4) Top with club soda and Sprite
5) Garnish with mint leaf, lemon wedge, and cherry

Glassware:
High Ball

Basil Hayden


CATEGORY WINNER
Max Waller
High Velocity
Bartender

Drink Name:
Bruschetta

List of Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Grey Goose
1/2 oz olive juice
1 slice of garlic
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
1 lemon wedge
3 cherry tomatoes
1 oz Zing Zang bloody mary mix

Mixing Instructions:
Muddle tomatoes
Add Grey Goose, olive juice, garlic, salt, pepper, lemon wedge, and Zing Zang bloody mary mix
Shake and strain into martini glass
Garnish with basil leaf

Glassware:
Martini

Grey Goose


FINALIST
Andrew Horstmann
Oceanaire
sous chef

Drink Name:
Indiana Copperhead

List of Ingredients:
1 1/2 basil haydens bourban
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp anise liquor
3/4 Indiana sweet corn simple syrup
1 egg white

Mixing Instructions:
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake vigorously in a cocktail shaker until rich and frothy. Strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

Glassware:
High Ball Glass

Basil Hayden


FINALIST
Damon Rice
Weber Grill
Sever

Drink Name:
Summertime Margarite

List of Ingredients:
I cup diced watermelon
2 oz Sauza Blue
.5 oz Triple Sec
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz simple Syrup
Crushed ice

Mixing Instructions:
Blend all together....

Glassware:
Margarita Glass

Sauza Blue


FINALIST
Candace Anastasio
St. Elmo Steakhouse Beverage Manager

Drink Name:
Sunrise Over St. George

List of Ingredients:
2 oz Sauza Blue
1/2 oz St. George Raspberry Liqueur
1/4 oz. simple syrup
1 oz fresh lime juice

Mixing Instructions:
Combine ingredients
Shake
Pour over ice in high ball glass
Garnish with quarter lime squeeze and orange slice

Glassware:
High Ball Glass

Sauza Blue


FINALIST
Brooke Showalter
Smokehouse on Shelby
Bartender

Drink Name:
Up All Night

List of Ingredients:
1/2 oz espresso simple syrup
1 1/2 oz Grey Goose
1 oz smoked caramel cream

Mixing Instructions:
Shake in a mixing tin, serve in a Collins glass over crushed ice with a lemon swaft garnish

Glassware:
Collins Glass

Grey Goose


FINALIST
William Mohring
Plat 99
Lead Mixologist

Drink Name:
Get Lifted

List of Ingredients:
1oz Bacardi 8 Year Rum
1oz Green Chartreuse
.50oz Pineapple Juice
.50oz Lime Juice
.25oz Orgeat Syrup
1 lime wheel
1 mint sprig

Mixing Instructions:
Combine all ingredients to a cocktail tin, except lime wheel and mint. Now add ice and shake for a minimum of 10 seconds. Double strain into a collins glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and sprig of mint on the rim.

Glassware:
Collins Glass

Bacardi


FINALIST
Kenny Gardner
Tavern on South
Bar Manager

Drink Name:
Marvelous Mango Colada

List of Ingredients:
1.5 oz Bacadi
1 oz Fruit Lab Orange Liqueur
1 oz Unsweetened coconut milk
1 oz Fresh Mango Puree
75 oz Simple Syrup
Piece of Mango
Toasted Coconut

Mixing Instructions:
Rim a highball glass with a piece of mango and coat with the rim with toasted coconut. Add ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake well and dump into the rimmed glass and garnish with a piece of mango.

Glassware:
High Ball Glass

Bacardi


 

CATEGORY WINNER
Jeremiah Strickler
Morton's
Bartender

Drink Name:
Limon Pie

List of Ingredients:
1 1/2oz Bacardi Limon
1/2oz Limoncello
1/2oz Grand Marnier
1/2oz Agave Nectar

Mixing Instructions:
Topping
1oz Half and Half
4tbsp Graham cracker crust
1tbsp Sugar
1/2oz Fresh squeezed lemon

Drink:
Fill shaker 1/2 full of ice
Add Bacardi Limon/ Grand Marnier/ limoncello/ Agave Nectar shake vigorously
Strain into martini

Rim martini glass with sugar/ graham cracker mix

Topping:
Fill shaker 1/2 full of ice
Add Half and Half/ Graham cracker

Glassware:
Martini

Bacardi


CATEGORY WINNER and OVERALL BEST OF SHOW
Zach Learnard
Elbow Room
General Manager

Drink Name:
Midwestern Mule

List of Ingredients:
2oz Basil Hayden
4oz Reed's Original Ginger Brew
.5oz Jalapeno Simple Syrup
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1/4 whole lime

Mixing Instructions:
Muddle one slice of jalapeno with 1/4 lime and 1 Teaspoon of Sugar. Fill Shaker quarter full with ice. Add muddled ingredients and .5oz of Jalapeno Simple Syrup. Add 2oz of Basil Hayden Bourbon and stir. Pour into Rocks glass. Top with 4oz of Reed's

Glassware:
Rocks Glass

Basil Hayden


CATEGORY WINNER
Sara Yager
Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room
General Manager

Drink Name:
Spicy Blue Margarita

List of Ingredients:
3 ounce Sauza Blue Tequila
2 ounce Triple Sec
2 ounce Sweet and Sour Mix
4 Mint leaves
1/2 Lime
Sriracha Sauce

Mixing Instructions:
Muddle 4 Mint Leaves and 1/2 Lime and add Sriracha to taste
Add Sauza Blue Tequila, Triple Sec and Sweet and Sour to the mix
Strain into a Salt rimmed High Ball glass over Ice
Garnish with a Jalapeno wrapped Cherry, Mint Leave and Lime wedge

Glassware:
High ball glass

Sauza Blue