Okay, so maybe you’re not losing any sleep over it, but I’m going to tell you anyway!
As many have guessed, I’m spending some time in California. I was in San Francisco, then Healdsburg, now in Yountville, and will soon be in San Diego. As you can imagine, you’ll be hearing lots about each in the days and weeks to come.
But for now, the winners from last week’s Nashville Lifestyles’ Bartender Bash!!
Ashley Thompson of 36o Wine Bar & Bistro for her
grey goose la poire, st germaine, lime juice, pear puree, garnished with lychee fruit
Ashley was also the winner of Best Martini last year. This girl knows her martinis!
Most Creative Cocktail
Riley Graham of Whiskey Kitchen for her
Peppered Vanilla Cocktail
grey goose vodka, liquor 43, green tea ice cream, french vanilla ice cream, roasted red pepper and cayenne pepper
By far the most creative drink of the evening, and not only that, it was crazy delicious!!
Mike Reynolds of Sambuca for his
Honey Pear Lemon Drop Martini
And here are two I give my own personal “Honorable Mention” Awards:
by Riley Graham of Whiskey Kitchen
grey goose citron, basil infused agave, lemon and raspberry sorbets, topped with cava
April in Pear-is
by Matt Proctor of 1808 Grille
grey goose la poire, st germaine, mint, fresh squeezed lime juice, sprite
I leave you with just a small glimpse of the aftermath…