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Cocktails of the James Beard Awards

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On Monday, the James Beard Foundation announced their 2014 winners of the coveted James Beard Awards. For those who missed the winners, we’ll post those that pertain the beverage world below. But first, what cocktails were attendees drinking? Here are two of the cocktails.

Bacardi Old Cuban

1.5 oz. Bacardi 8 Anõs
2 dashes bitters
.5 oz. lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
6 whole leaves mint
2.25 oz. Champagne

Muddle lime juice, syrup, mint in a mixing glass. Add rum, bitters, ice and shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and top with champagne.

Bacardi Old Fashioned

2 oz. Bacardi 8 Anõs
2 dashes Bitters
.5 oz. water
1 tsp. sugar
1 orange peel

Mix sugar, water and Angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Combine with bar spoon or muddler. Pour in BACARDÍ 8 Anõs, fill with ice cubes, and stir repeatedly.

Here are the 2014 James Beard Awards pertaining to beverage related categories:

Outstanding Bar Program
The Bar at the NoMad Hotel, New York City

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

Outstanding Wine Program
The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN


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