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March 2010

Spirits Competition Winners, Round Two

The second big spirits judging competition this year was the start-up competition The Ultimate Spirits Challenge. They judged over 520 spirits. Here are their results. Top Vodka: Orzel Vodka (Poland); 40% abv, $29.99 Top flavored vodka: Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka (Finland); 37.5% abv, $18.99 Top Gin: Broker's Gin (England); 47% abv,... Read more →


Spirits Competition Winners, Round One

This year there were two big spirit competition worth watching. The first is the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, now in it's tenth year. There were 1024 entries this year and the results were recently announced. Top Honors: “Best in Show-White,” was claimed by Trago Silver Tequila, Altos de Jalisco,... Read more →


Team USA wins 2010 42below cocktail world cup

[This is one of many posts submitted live from the 42Below Vodka Cocktail World Cup international cocktail competition. For official event photos, go here. For my photos, go here.] The United States team took home the trophy at the 42Below Vodka Cocktail World Cup 2010. The contest involved 24 bartenders... Read more →


Team USA

[This is one of many posts submitted live from the 42Below Vodka Cocktail World Cup international cocktail competition. For official event photos, go here. For my photos, go here.] I think my team USA pics didn't upload dammit! They cane out dressed as Run DMC and changed into typically bartender... Read more →


London again

[This is one of many posts submitted live from the 42Below Vodka Cocktail World Cup international cocktail competition. For official event photos, go here. For my photos, go here.] Finishing up. Jack the ripper, Sherlock holmes, and a saucy tart. Blog posted here. Read more →


Team London

[This is one of many posts submitted live from the 42Below Vodka Cocktail World Cup international cocktail competition. For official event photos, go here. For my photos, go here.] Based their cocktail on Jack the Ripper. Red grapes, passionfruit and feijoada vodka, aged balsamic vinegar, artichoke aperitif, red wine, cherry... Read more →


Team Australia

[This is one of many posts submitted live from the 42Below Vodka Cocktail World Cup international cocktail competition. For official event photos, go here. For my photos, go here.] Aussies become Ozzie with a feijoada vodka and tea centric cocktail with creme de cacao and mansinthe absinthe. Blog posted here. Read more →