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MB Cocktail Contest: Matt Konrad vs. Conrad

MB Cocktail Contest: Matt Konrad vs. Conrad

Matt Konrad

2 oz Rhum Barbancourt
1/2 oz Gosling's Black Seal Rum
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters

Measure all ingredients into glass half of Boston shaker. Shake with ice. Strain into chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a redhead who can tie the stem with her tongue.


1 ounce of Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
Juice from a fist squeezed half of a lemon
2 oz of Bourbon
1 oz of Absinthe

Dry Shake (do not shake with ice) the ingredients and poor into a high-ball or a Pint glass filled with ice. Top off with ginger beer. Enjoy.

Winner: Matt Konrad
Score: 4-1
Game Summary: We were intrigued by Conrad's egg white drink but were overwhelmed by the ginger. Matt Konrad's cocktail was on the sweet and syrupy side yet had enough complexity to dominate the matchup.

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The classic Negroni is simply equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. You can do better.

  • 5 parts Plymouth gin
  • 2 parts Campari
  • 1 part Pimm's No. 1 Cup
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Quick shake or stir and pour into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

In-Depth Negroni Coverage:

Magnificent Bartender: Negroni


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