Angostura U.S. Cocktail Challenge!

AngoNYC_MeganCocktailsAngostura: well known for being one of the most popular bitter’s out there recently held a competition in the USA. Using their fine collections of Rum’s as well as Bitter’s, this cocktail challenge took place at Seamstress, NY where we tasted, judged, and watched some of the best mixologists from their home cities “shake their way” to the title of WINNER!

Some of the best cocktails and recipes are here for you to try at home. Thanks so much to Angostura and these fabulous Mixologists: Aaron Butler (NYC), Megan Arts (MN), Maggie Meskey (PA), and Spencer Warren (PA). The winner of the Regional’s was Aaron Butler with his cocktails named: Julia’s Conundrum and The Long Night. Besides these de-lish cocktails, here are some of my favorite recipes and cocktails at this challenge!

Hummingbird’s Garden: By Maggie Meskey

AngoNYC_MaggieCocktails.25 oz Angostura Aromatic Bitters

1 oz Angostura 7 Yr. Rum

1.5 oz Drambuie

.5 oz Galliano

Garnish: Mint sprig and rolled orange peel

 

Rum for the Money: By Spencer Warren
1oz Angostura 5yr Rum AngoNYC_SpencerCocktails
1oz Angostura 7yr Rum
1oz Grand Marnier
5 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
5 dashes Angostura Orange bitters

Garnish: Orange Twist

 

From Aaron Butler, Angostura NYC Regional Winner:

Julia’s Conundrum

1.5oz Benedictine

1 oz Kappa Pisco

.75oz Fresh Lemon JuiceAngoNYC_AaronCocktails

.25oz Angostura Bitters

Garnish: Lime peel

 

The Long Night

2.25 oz Angostura 1919 Rum

1 oz Yellow Chartreuse

.5 oz Zucca Amaro

.5 oz Lime Juice

10 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters

Ermete I Quercioli Reggiano Lambrusco

Garnish: Mint Sprig

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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