After much deliberation over hundreds of cocktails, we are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Luxardo Cocktail Cup. With the help of our local judges, all of whom are well-known bartenders themselves, the finalist have been chosen from each eligible market to represent their area and they will compete at the Anchor Penthouse on October 16. A trip to visit Luxardo in Italy and being crowned Luxardo Cocktail Cup Champion are on the line.
This year’s finalists are:
Austin: Ann Maynard, Parkside
Boston: Naomi Levy, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks
Chicago: Liz Pearce, formerly of The Drawing Room
Los Angeles: Brittini Rae, Goldie’s
New York City: KJ Williams, Flatiron Lounge
San Francisco: Michael Jack Pazdon, Goose & Gander
Seattle: Nik Virrey, Liberty Bar
This year’s finals judges are:
David King, President of Anchor Distilling Company
Brian Kropf, Editor-in-Chief of Mutineer Magazine
David Nepove, USBG and Southern Wine & Spirits
Matteo Luxardo, 6th Generation Luxardo
Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology & Spirits Educator for Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada
On behalf of everyone at Luxardo, Anchor Distilling Co., and Mutineer Magazine, congratulations, and thank you to everyone who entered.