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Winning Bartender: Derek Bourgeois – Seattle, Washington

Winning Bartender: Derek Bourgeois – Seattle, Washington

What was the inspiration for your Lime Bite creation? I love margaritas. and Mexico. It just seemed like the right fit!

What is your favorite Captain Morgan cocktail? My invention, the Biteria.

What is the most important tool a bartender must have? Personality.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a bartender? Know your booze. Taste, smell, and mixing.

Tell us one thing about tending bar that we may not know. Its not as hard as it looks

How do you deal with overly intoxicated consumers? I don’t. The door man does….and thank goodness!

Biteria

Ingredients:
3/4 oz. Lime Bite
3/4 oz.  Damiana
Lime Wedges
Splash Simple Syrup
Splash Soda
Splash Sour
Salt (for rim)

Preparation:
Muddle lime. Add Lime Bite, Damiana and sour. Shake. Pour into salt rimmed glass and add a splash of soda.

Winning Bartender: Lenny Wysocki – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Winning Bartender: Lenny Wysocki – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What was the inspiration for your Lime Bite creation? I was trying to make a drink that was fruity and refreshing for the summer!

What is your favorite Captain Morgan cocktail? Captain and Coke.

What is the most important tool a bartender must have? The gift of GAB and a fully stocked bar.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a bartender? Be professional but also have fun. Make your customers come back to be repeat business and build relationships.

Tell us one thing about tending bar that we may not know. Its not as easy as it looks, especially when you are busy.

How do you deal with overly intoxicated consumers? Keep them calm, flag them, and help them out. Call a cab, hotel, friend!

Razzberry

Lime-Aid Bite

Ingredients:
1 oz. Lime Bite
1/2 oz Raspberry Liquor
Fill glass with Lemonade
Splash of Club Soda

Preparation:
Mix together Lime Bite and Raspberry Liquor. Fill glass with Lemonade. Shake together then strain over ice. Add splash of Club soda. Garnish with raspberries and lime wedge

Winning Bartender: Jay Viti – Massachusetts

Winning Bartender: Jay Viti – Massachusetts

What was the inspiration for your Lime Bite creation? An old-fashioned Key Lime Pie.

What is your favorite Captain Morgan cocktail? Captain & Ginger with a splash of St. Germaine.

What is the most important tool a bartender must have? Personality and Organization.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a bartender? Concentrate on learning how to work behind a bar and multitask rather than learning what’s in every drink.

Tell us one thing about tending bar that we may not know. It’s a great way to get to know how people think and experiment socially.

How do you deal with overly intoxicated consumers? Tactfully. Drunk people are easily offended. Just be nice about it and it usually works out!

 

The Key Lime

Pie-rate

Ingredients:
1 oz Lime Bite
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Pear Nectar
1 oz Pineapple Juice
Splash of Lime Juice

Preparation:
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker with ice. Shake. Sugar martini glass rim. Strain into glass. Garnish with lime.

Battle of the Bite

Battle of the Bite

Captain Morgan is on a courageous coast-to-coast pursuit of the best-tasting lime-flavored rum cocktail in the nation!

Local bartenders from ten cities across the country will face off in a legendary head-to-head competition, to showcase their best Lime Bite cocktail in…BATTLE OF THE BITE.

Captain Morgan® Lime Bite is a silver lime-spiked spiced rum, specially formulated to taste great with beer or lemon-lime soda. Captain Morgan Lime Bite also tastes great with juice, cola or energy drinks.  But it’s up to these bartenders to show the Captain something new, something exciting, and something with serious Bite!

The winners and their cocktails will be featured in our Spring and Summer issues, so stay tuned to find out who will come out on top.

Can’t wait until our next issue to find out more?  Neither could we, so join us here to follow the Captain on his epic quest.

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