Cabana Cachaça Bartender Olympics at Tales of the Cocktail puts teams of bartenders and mixologist from across the country to the test in making more than caipirinhas with Brazil’s leading super premium Cachaça. Our interview with Cabana Cachaça founder Matti Anttila and all the action between the teams to win the the Golden Muddler in this BourbonBlog.com video episode.
The Canopy Crawler
Winner of the 2010 Cabana Cachaça Bartender Olympics by The West Coast Team (aka The Blue Team) captained by Alex Straus and Walter Moore a on a team including mixologists Jason Bran, Julian Cox, Josh Harris and Scott Baird
3 muddled pitted cherries
1 lime muddled
½ oz lime juice
1 oz cane syrup
2 oz Cabana Cachaça
½ oz Abita Amber beer
3 dashes bon vivant gold coast bitters
Muddle cherries and lime. Combine ingredients over ice, shake and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a pitted cherry and lime wheel.
Southeast team came in second place led by Miami’s Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi and with mixologists Julio Cabrera, Robert Ortenzio, John Lermayer and Tommy Merolla. Third place went to the Midwest team with Co-captains Charles Joly, Tim Lacey and Ted Kilgore led Matt Seiter, Josh Pearson, Lynn House and Debbie Peek.
Judges for Cabana Cachaça Bartender Olympics:
Francesco LaFranconi– Director of Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits
Bridget Albert – Master Mixologist and founder of Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois Academy of Mixology and Culinary Education Program and author of Market Fresh Mixology
Jared Brown – Founder of Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini, co-founder of New Orleans’ Museum of the American Cocktail and author of many spirit-focused books including The Soul Of Brasil, an amazing history of the world’s third largest selling spirit: Cachaça.