The Brugal Rum “Coctel di Amor” competition was held this past Wednesday as the magnolias and cherry blossoms on 19th st. outside of Flatiron Lounge showed off their blooming magnificence. The competition was heated, along with some of the cocktails, and the Brugal Anejo Rum worked its magic in the ten different cocktails served to the celebrity judges that afternoon.
Gary Regan (Ardent Spirits), Michael Anstendig (Time Out NY), Don Lee (Momofuku), Scott Alexander (Playboy) and Scott Reiner (NY Daily News), were ready for the challenge. And a challenge they sure did have. Every one of those cocktails were balanced, colorful, and most importantly, tasty. Some were foamy, some creamy, and some boozy. All were inspired by love, all were carefully crafted WITH love.
I congratulate all of the competitors on a job well done.
The Winning Cocktail:
Thanks to Karen and Jackie at Squeaky Wheel. Also, to the entire staff at Flatiron Lounge and the illustrious Julie Reiner, proprietor of said famed cocktail lounge. You guys make mean Hotel Nacionals and Queen’s Park Swizzles!