Tune in Wednesday, October 6th at 4pm EST for the thrilling conclusion to the Sagamore Spirit Cocktail Showdown!

All summer long bartenders from around the country competed for a slot in the regional finals. Today the competition is coming to a close, the three regional winners will compete for a chance to take home the coveted title and $1,000 grand prize. Head to Sagamore Spirit’s social channels to tune in and watch the finals live!

Check out each of the finalists drinks – mix up your favorite to enjoy with the show!

West Regional Winner Troy Del Grosso RyeHereRyeNow

RYE HERE, RYE NOW

RYE HERE, RYE NOW

Troy Del Grosso, Las Vegas, NV – West Regional Finalist

@TRONLIKESBEER

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz. Meletti Amaro
  • 3/4 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 1/2 oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 3 Dashes Orange Bitters
  • Lemon Peel for Garnish

Preparation: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice and stir. Strain cocktail into a coup glass. Cut lemon peel, express over glass and garnish. 


Central Regional Winner Max Wingert

GOLD FASHIONED

GOLD FASHIONED

Max Wingert, Houston, TX – Central Region Finalist

@MAXWINGERT

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz. Kahlua
  • 3 dashes Orange Bitters
  • Gold Flakes for Garnish

Preparation: Add ice to a mixing glass. Measure all ingredients into the mixing glass and stir. Place a large ice cube into a rocks glass. Strain cocktail into the glass and top of a sprinkling of gold flakes. 


Cocktail-Ryan-Minnick

THE NOBELMAN

THE NOBELMAN

Ryan Minnick, Georgetown, DE – East Region Finalist

@MR_RYAN_MINNICK

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 oz. Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. Allspice Dram
  • 1/4 oz. Yellow Chartreuse
  • 2 dashes Black Walnut Bitters
  • 2 dashes Ancient Trade Bitters
  • Lemon Peel & Smoked Luxardo Cherry for Garnish

Preparation: Add ice to a coupe glass to chill it. Add ice to a mixing glass. Measure all ingredients into the mixing glass and stir. Double-strain cocktail into the coupe glass. Spear the lemon peel and smoked cherry on a cocktail stick and place in the glass to garnish.