Winner Announced: Battle of the Bartenders

Winner Announced: Battle of the Bartenders
Bragging Rights Go To Red Stag Grill.

Congratulations to Ann Walczak of Red Stag Grill. Her cocktail Smokey River received the highest number of votes during the city-wide Battle of the Bartender's competition.

The challenge was for local mixologists to create a signature drink using a locally produced spirit from Asheville Distilling Company's Troy & Sons products. 

Watch the video below to see how Ann crafted her winning cocktail.

Combine the following:
  • 1.25 oz Troy & Sons Platinum Moonshine
  • .5 oz Cointreau
  • .5 oz Patron Citronage
  • Splash of St. Germaine
  • 1.5 oz Jalepeno Cilantro Syrups (watch the video to see how it's made)
  • A pinch of salt
For wow factor, cut the end of an Orange and run the peel over an open flame. Do this long enough for the oils to bubble up to the surface of the rind and then rub them along the edge of the glass. Then drop the peel inside the drink.
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