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Friday, October 31, 2014

MB Cocktail Contest: Xopher Hartman vs. Matt Konrad

MB Cocktail Contest: Xopher Hartman vs. Matt Konrad

Xopher Hartman

Ingredients:
1.5 oz bourbon (I used Jim Beam black label)
0.5 oz green Chartreuse
0.125 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
orange peel (garnish)

Shake all liquid ingredients with ice in a boston shaker, then drain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Matt Konrad

Ingredients:
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.

Winner: Xopher Hartman
Score: 4-1
Game Summary: Konrad's drink has a cool color and aesthetic, with nice fall notes. The problem for him is it's up against Hartman's neo-Sazerac buzzsaw. This is a highly successful "classic with a twist."

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Sazerac

  • 3 shots rye whiskey (or to taste)
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Peychaud's Bitters
  • quarter shot of Absinthe
  • lemon twist

Soak the sugar cube with the bitters and place in the bottom of a highball glass. Mash with the back of a spoon (or muddler, which we hope has not been used to make a Mojito), add the rye whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Stir for about 30 seconds and then strain into another lowball glass that has been rinsed with Absinthe and filled about halfway with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.


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