Spring Love

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:

Reunion in the Woods
1 oz. Brugal Anejo Rum
1 oz. Single Malt rum cask whisky
1 oz. Dry Sack 15yr oloroso sherry
3/4 oz. fresh pressed apple juice
Directions: Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and double strain over ice that has a slice of apple inside of it, into an old-fashioned glass.
The photos below should give you a fairly good idea of how the afternoon transpired:

Can't you just see the LOVE in this cocktail?

David Clelland (of Apotheke), our 3rd place winner, doing the double shake action.

Judge gaz regan in deep thought and deliberation. Perhaps his pen has the answer. You listen closely to that pen, gaz. Shhh...listen...

Now THAT'S some creamy goodness, if you ask me.

2nd place went to Lynnette Marrero of Rye House. Again with the double shake action. Love it.

The lovely ladies of Squeaky Wheel Promotions (they rep Brugal).

The winners: David Clelland (3rd place), Lynnette Marrero (2nd place) and John Pomeroy (1st place). Reunion in the Woods

Brugal hearts YOU!

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!


1 Comment

  1. I enjoy your commitment to high class drunkenness, especially at such altitudes. Nice going.

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