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Remixology @ Drink - 8/22

8/21/2011 09:47:00 PM
Everytime I go to a new cocktail bar, the first thing I order is an old fashioned (rye whiskey, no muddled fruit, just an orange peel).  The correct response (which I've received before from only 2 bars ever) is "that's the only way we make them."  But, I digress.    

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum is pleased to announce the second Annual Bartender Challenge returning to Boston on August 22. The Appleton Estate Rum Remixology Bartender Challenge is a contest seeking the most creative and passionate bartenders committed to perfecting classic and modern cocktails.

The Remixology Challenge will take place in four U.S. Markets – New York, Boston, San Francisco and Miami. Participants are charged with developing an original Appleton Estate Reserve cocktail made with a harmony of ingredients inspired by their favorite song. Round two will challenge each bartender to create a cocktail based on a well-known movie filmed in their respective city. Each Appleton Estate Reserve cocktail will be judged on taste, originality, presentation, creativity and inspiration from song and movie to cocktail.


Judges include Willy Shine of Contemporary Cocktails, Misty Kalkofen and John Gertsen of Drink Boston, and John Mayer of Craigie on Main (winner of the 2010 Remixology Bartender Challenge
Boston). Below each finalist, their home bar and song choice are listed:

2011 Regional Challenge: Boston

Cocoa Exchange
Logan Lavachek
Song: Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones

Feel (Can't Explain)
Stephanie Clarkson
Song: Solid Bond in Your Heart by The Style Council

Flaming Hysteria
William"English Bill" Codman
Song: Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard

Smokin' Cane
Alex Homan
Song: Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple

Street Meat
Sean Frederick
Song: "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie

Drink Boston
348 Congress Street
Monday, August 22, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Click (here) for more info.


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