We are pleased to announce the three semi-finalists from Portland for Mutineer Magazine’s Luxardo Cocktail Cup: Angel Tate from Three Degrees Bar; Nathan Gerdes from Kask; and David Kaufman from Pok Pok.
The semi-finalists were selected by our Portland judge, Chris Angelus of 7×7 Portland, who will narrow down the list over the next week to a single finalist who will represent Portland in the finals to be held at Anchor Distilling Co. headquarters in San Francisco on October 18, 2012. The finalists will be announced on August 29. Thank you to all who entered, and congratulations to the three semi-finalists.
The Smoking Jacket
by Angel Teta, Three Degrees Bar
2 oz The Glenrothes 1994
1 oz Luxardo Maraschino
1 smoked sugar cube
2 dash Fees Old-fashioned Bitters
2 dash Angostura Bitters
4 dash cedar bitters (Bitters book recipe)
Luxardo Original Maraschino Cherries
flamed orange peel smoked ice sphere
Preparation Instructions: Combine bitters and smoked sugar cube. Muddle. Combine liquids, stir, add smoked sphere, flame orange, and top with two cherries.
Annegato al Luxardo
by Nathan Gerdes, Kask
1 oz Luxardo Amaro Abano
1.5 oz Oblique Cold Brew Coffee
.5 oz Imbue Petal and Thorn
.5 oz half & half
.25 oz rich demerara syrup (2:1)
7 drops vanilla extract
Preparation Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, shake, and double strain into a coupe glass. Serve up. Garnish with a piece of shaved dark chocolate.
David Kaufman, Pok Pok
1 oz Black Velvet Canadian Blend
.5 oz Luxardo Maraschino
.5 oz Cherry Som vinegar
1 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Preparation Instructions: Shake all ingredients with ice. Pour, with ice, into a 14 oz collins glass, and top with soda water. Stir Gently and garnish with a lemon wedge and an Amarena Cherry.