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!
RYE HERE, RYE NOW
Troy Del Grosso, Las Vegas, NV – West Regional Finalist
- 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.
Max Wingert, Houston, TX – Central Region Finalist
- 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.
Ryan Minnick, Georgetown, DE – East Region Finalist
- 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.