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Makers Mark Bourbon House and Lounge, 4th Street Live! Louisville KentuckyBourbonBlog.com at Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge for the Urban Bourbon Trail Cocktail Contest in Louisville Kentucky featuring mixologists/bartenders from all the Urban Bourbon Trail destinations who are competing to win.

As Maker’s Mark Lounge hosts this inaugural contest, they invite BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer to be a judge. After tasting around 10 brilliant cocktail recipes by the talented mixologists (all competitors pictured below), Tom and the rest of the judges including Dave Pickerell, Gathan Borden and a few others, name César Perez-Ribas of Corbett’s the First Prize Winner. Here is César’s cocktail recipe for “Lemonade Hayride” …

“Lemonade Hayride” recipe by César Perez-Ribas of Corbett’s: an American place
(Dual Homage to the classic Whisky Sour and the seminal Louisville rock band namesake)

César Perez-Ribas presents his "Lemon Hayride" cocktail to the judges2.5 ounces of Woodford Reserve Bourbon
.5 ounce of Tuaca Natural Liqueur
1 ounce Maple and Agave Infused Simple Syrup (with cinnamon stick)
2 ounces of Fresh Citrus Juice Blend (3 parts Lemon and 1 part Orange or Tangerine)

Instructions:

– Combine these elements in a shaker glass with ice and shake with vigor.
– Strain into a rocks tumbler with clean ice.
– Hit with a finishing spritz of sprite or 7-up
– Garnish with fresh lemon peel zest and 2-3 blueberries.
– Hint: Soak blueberries overnight in Van Gogh Blueberry Infused Vodka.

César Perez-Ribas is pictured above as he presents his “Lemon Hayride” cocktail to the judges at the Urban Bourbon Trail Cocktail Contest hosted by Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge.

Urban Bourbon Trail Bars complete list:

Asiatique, The Bar at BLU, Baxter Station, Bourbons Bistro, The Brown Hotel Bar, Buck’s Restaurant, Corbett’s: an American place, Equus & Jack’s Lounge, Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar, Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge, Ramsi’s Café on the World, The Old Seelbach Bar, Proof On Main, and Z’s Fusion.

All competitors/mixologists in the Urban Bourbon Trail Cocktail Contest 2011

All competitors/mixologists in the Urban Bourbon Trail Cocktail Contest 2011

 

 

 

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