It’s been a long summer for most and Casa Dragones continues to show its support for the bartender community as votes are tallied and its #CocktailsatHome program comes to a close. 

Casa Dragones - Bartender Program

Casa Dragones – Bartender Program

Over 100 tequila tastemakers showcased their mixology mastery with Casa Dragones Blanco by creating a unique no-stress cocktail presented in a how-to video tutorial for the at-home bartender.

Casa Dragones called on its social media followers to select the eight finalists who would then stream their viral cocktail creation on its @CasaDragones IGTV channel and put to a vote.

The four winners are William Hetzel from Mexico’s acclaimed Tokyo Music, Ben Potts whose Miami hot spots Beaker & Gray and The Sylvester Bar have long been local favorites. Chelsea Caplin from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and Pablo Pasti from Limantour in Mexico.

All participants received the coveted grant money needed for a minute of respite from this summer’s COVID chaos and the four winning bartenders walked away with a nice added bonus grant.

William Hetzel

Camera shy William Hetzel wins in Mexico with his Melon Paloma.  The beverage director for Mexico’s renowned and innovative Edo Kobayashi Group lets the glass take center stage as he skillfully adds the ingredients with a rhythmic precision set to a whimsical beat.  Tequila and juices pour in as written instructions appear on the screen like a perfectly timed cocktail karaoke. The resulting melon colored Blanco refresher on ice is all that is needed for a perfect summer night.

William Heztel

William Heztel

Instagram: @WilliamHetzel

Account Name: Tokyo Music Bar

Account Instagram: @TokyoMusicBar

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Melón “Paloma”

Ingredients:

  • 40 ml Casa Dragones Blanco
  • 5 ml sugar
  • 1 spoon orange blossom
  • 75 ml melon

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a highball over ice. Top with soda.


Ben Potts

Ben Potts, bar director for Miami’s popular hot spots Beaker & Gray and The Sylvester Bar is clearly no novice to talking the talk while pouring a drink. Ben dives right in, looking into the camera as he takes the viewer on his magical tequila mixology tour with Blanco, Passion fruit, lime, and jalapenos in his Spicy Maracuya. His hands-on tutorial and deft salt rim placement are the added bonus for any at-home cocktail maker.

Ben Potts

Ben Potts

Instagram: @BenPottsBenPotts and @DrinkingByYourself

Account Name: Beaker and Gray & The Sylvester Bar

Account Instagram:  @BeakerAndGray and @TheSylvesterBar

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Spicy Maracuya

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Casa Dragones Blanco
  • 1/2 oz. passion fruit purée
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • Togarashi salt rim
  • Small pieces of muddled jalapeños

Preparation: Muddle jalapeño, add ingredients to tin, shake; strain. Pour into rimmed rocks glass. Garnish with jalapeño and lime.


Chelsea Caplin

Chelsea’s impressive shaking skills paired with her inspiring garnishes make her Stolen Rose cocktail featuring Casa Dragones Blanco, fresh lime juice, guava syrup, and egg white a must mix.

Chelsea Caplin

Chelsea Caplin

Instagram: @MSDagger

Account Name: Palms Casino Resort

Account Instagram: Palms

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The Stolen Rose

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Casa Dragones Blanco
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. guava syrup
  • 1 egg white

Preparation: Shake ingredients with ice; dry shake and strain into a Nick and Nora glass.


Pablo Pasti

Pablo Pasti of Limantour in Mexico has a natural and professional mixing style with an ease to crafting cocktails.

Pablo Pasti

Pablo Pasti

Instagram: @PabloPasti

Account Name: Limantour, Mexico

Account Instagram: @LimanTourMX

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Spring 16

Ingredients:

  • 45ml Casa Dragones Blanco
  • 25ml St-Germain
  • 15ml Jugo de Limon Amarillo
  • 10ml Jarabe natural
  • 1.6ml celery bitter

Preparation: Combine ingredients in a shaker tin with ice; shake strain over large ice cube in rocks glass.