Ultra-premium, small batch tequila producer, Casa Dragones, has announced the finalists for its 2020 Jamming Sessions program!
Contestants were asked to develop an original cocktail recipe based on a city in Mexico. Participants pulled inspiration from their chosen city’s buildings, colors, landscapes, native ingredients, and history, blending all of these components into a thoughtful and balanced cocktail.
Casa Dragones Jamming Sessions are the first stage of their new Bartender Exchange Program. Bartenders were asked to craft one cocktail using Casa Dragones Blanco tequila and to submit a video, photo, and recipe. Each submission was awarded $100 just for entering, and then gained the chance to win up to $1000 and a Bartender Residency in San Miguel de Allende with a stay at the historic La Casa Dragones. Casa Dragones offered a variety of other opportunities as part of their program, including a series of exchange and educational programs.
Fifty of the best cocktails were selected by the Casa Dragones team to become Online Finalists. The fifty videos were then posted on social media and based on those with the most online engagement, six finalists were chosen.
Next up, on December 18th, all six finalists will have their cocktails crafted by two Casa Dragones judges, and two winners will be chosen based on the theme, originality, presentation, and taste. Judges are Yana Volfson, National Beverage Director for Casa Mata Group, and Jose Luis León, Bar Manager at Licorería Limantour.
Congratulations to all of the finalists!
Antonio Morales – Botanico Kitchen and Bar
King Chan – Tesse Restaurant, Penny Pound Ice, Arts District Brewing, Shenanigans Pub & Grille
Carlos Ruiz – Fedway Associates