After months of planning and preparation, the Luxardo Cocktail Cup is finally here. Presented by Mutineer Magazine and Anchor Distilling, seven of America’s best bartenders have arrived in San Francisco with the goal of winning the Luxardo Cocktail Cup and a trip to Luxardo in Italy. The competitors were asked to make an original cocktail using liqueurs from the Luxardo line to present to our cast of all-star judges–Matteo Luxardo of Luxardo; Francesco LaFranconi, National Director of Mixology & Spirits Educator of Southern Wine & Spirits; David King, CEO of Anchor Distilling; David Nepove, President of the USBG; and Brian Kropf, Editor-in-Chief of Mutineer Magazine.
Our finalists are:
Clint Rogers, Henri
Joel Black, Ford’s Filling Station
by Andrew Friedman, Liberty Bar
Nathan Gerdes, Kask
Sahil Mehta, Estragon Tapas Bar
Darren Crawford, Bourbon & Branch
Best of luck to all finalists. Stay tuned for the results!