The United States team took home the trophy at the 42Below Vodka Cocktail World Cup 2010. The contest involved 24 bartenders from eight regions around the world. A video of the announcement of the winners is here.
The US Team was comprised of Todd Thrasher from PX in Alexandria, VA, Mark Mark Stoddard of Bitter Bar in Bolder, CO, and Sean Hoard of PDT in NYC. Their drink contained 42BELOW Pure, apple bitters, lime thyme syrup and an artichoke aperitif, garnished with an apple soaked in thyme syrup sous-vide style.