Finalists from around the country competed at San Francisco’s historic Anchor Brewery last night, all vying to be crowned 2013 Luxardo Cocktail Cup champion. Now in its second year, the competition asks competitors to create an original Luxardo cocktail that is not only delicious, but one that reflects an aspect of the heritage of the city they are representing.
We are proud to announce that Brittini Rae of Los Angeles’ Goldie’s is the 2013 Luxardo Cocktail Cup Champion. With her win, she will be visiting Luxardo in Italy next year.
Below is her winning cocktail recipe.
by Brittini Rae, Goldie’s
5-6 Fresh Sage Leaves
1/2 oz honey syrup*
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz Luxardo Apricot Liqueur
1 1/2 oz Luxardo Aperitivo
4 Drops California Poppy Oil
Top Anchor California Lager
In a small tin lightly press the sage, add all other ingredients except the lager. Add ice, shake, strain into an ice filled collins glass. Top with Anchor California Lager and garnish with a California Poppy Flower and sage leaves.
*Honey syrup is made with California Wildflower honey, using a 2:1 (honey:water) ratio