All of the participating bartenders in the Tio Pepe Challenge were awarded $250 each along with three (3) grand prize winners.

Tied for 1st place - When Worlds Collide by Ricky Acevedo

Tied for 1st place – When Worlds Collide by Ricky Acevedo

Winners Ricky Acevedo with his When Worlds Collide and Damian Langarica for his Legacy cocktail were tie for first place splitting the grand prize to receive $1500 each!! While Abigail Gullo took home 3rd place $500 prize with her Foolish Men cocktail recipe. See full recipes and inspiration here.

Tied for 1st place - Legacy by Damian Langarica

Tied for 1st place – Legacy by Damian Langarica

The winners were all very creative with their cocktail recipes along with captivating the live audience and the judges with their outstanding showmanship and storytelling. The competing bartenders also wowed with their impressive venencia skills.

3rd place winner - Foolish Men, by Abigail Gullo

3rd place winner – Foolish Men, by Abigail Gullo

Congratulations to all the bartenders in this year’s Tio Pepe Challenge, held virtually with socially distant judging at Esoctico in Miami.