CRAFT BARTENDER SERIES CONTEST WINNERS

First Place – Tiffany Cataldo

Total Votes – 941

Second Place – Stacey Ziemer

Total Votes – 853

Third Place – Richard Norman II

Total Votes – 839

Fourth Place – Eli Shapiro

Total Votes – 771

NOVEMBER RESULTS

Lady in Lynchburge

Lady in Lynchburge

1.5 oz Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof, 5 cranberries, .5 oz filthy cherry syrup, .5 oz citrus syrup with lemongrass & ginger, 2 drops New England spiced cranberry bitters, Bourbon smoked sugar.
Tiffany Cataldo

Train to Nowhere

Train to Nowhere

1.5 oz Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof, .75oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac, .5oz Vanilla Bean Infused Maple syrup, .25oz noCino, 2 dashes House Vanilla Bitters, 2 dashes Aromatic bitters, 4 drops sesame oil.
Craig Ventrice

The Jack Frost

The Jack Frost

Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof, 6oz. Ice cold whole milk, 2oz. Kringle cream, Fox's u-bet chocolate syrup, Seltzer, Acid phosphate.
Rob Roy

Jack, Bacon & Brew

Jack, Bacon & Brew

Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof, 2oz Maple Bacon Liqueur, 2oz Rootbeer, Maple & Brown Sugar Rim, Garnish with Crispy Bacon.
Samantha Radtke

Date Me Jack!!

Date Me Jack!!

3 oz Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof, 1 oz date simple syrup, .5 oz pear nectar, .5 oz fresh lemon juice, .5 oz pasturized egg white.
Richard Norman II

East Bay Night

East Bay Night

1.5oz Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof, 1oz Bruto Americano, .5oz lime, .5oz simple, 3/8oz coffee liqueur, 10 mint leaves.
Travis Brown

Double Barrel Nanners

Double Barrel Nanners

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof, Merlet Cognac Aprico Liqueur, Barrel aged carpano antica/cocchi di torino, Benedictine, Poached apricot sprinkled with black pepper for garnish.
George Fiorini

The Fall Fashion

The Fall Fashion

Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof 2 oz, 1/2 oz maple syrup, 1/2 oz grand marnier, 3 dashes angostura bitters, 3 dashes orange bitters.
Lucas Hackenberger

OCTOBER RESULTS

She ain't your basic pumpkin

She ain't your basic pumpkin

Ingredients: 1.5 oz Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye, 2 oz pumpkin puree, 1/2 a stick of Madagascar vanilla bean, 1 oz heavy simple (2:1), 1 Roasted macadamia nut, 1 egg white, Pinch of all spice.
By Stacey Ziemer

Pecan Mai Pie

Pecan Mai Pie

Ingredients:2oz Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Rye, 0.5oz Toasted Pecan Orgeat, 0.75oz Lime juice, 0.5oz Curacao, 3 mint Leaves.
By Craig Ventrice

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

Ingredients: 2 oz Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel rye, 1 oz pama pomegranate liquor, 1/2 oz house made ginger simple syrup, 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice, lemon twist to garnish.
By Kyle Mclaughlin

El Diablo Roberto

El Diablo Roberto

Ingredients: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Rye, fresh lime, ginger beer, creme de cassis, Dram sage bitters, Thyme sprig garnish.
By Rob Roy

Cinnabarrel Rye

Cinnabarrel Rye

Ingredients: Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Rye, 2 oz milk, 2 oz rumchatta, dash of cinnamon, 1 shot of espresso, homemade rumchatta whipped cream.
By Samantha Radtke

Harvest Manhattan

Harvest Manhattan

Ingredients: 2 parts Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Rye, 1 part apple cider, 1 port wine, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters.
By Richard Norman II

Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold

Ingredients: Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Rye, 3/8 yellow chartreuse, 3/8 elderflower Liqueur, 1 dash Angostura bitters, rinse of Islay Scotch, orange peel.
by Travis Brown

Sager It

Sager It

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Jack Daniel's single barrel barrel rye, 1/2 Sfumato Amaro, 1/4 oz buckwheat honey/sage syrup, 1/4 oz Fresh lemon juice, bar spoon of peach/habañero jam, 1 oz aquafaba, Soda water.

Tennesse Fizz

Tennesse Fizz

Ingredients: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Rye 1 1/12 ounces, Aperol 1/2 oz, lemon juice 3/4 oz, simple syrup 3/4 oz, ginger puree less than 1/4 ounce, ginger beer 3/4 ounce, egg white.
By Lucas Heckenberger

SEPTEMBER RESULTS

Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, Fresh ginger root, lemon juice, agave, housemade ginger beer.
By Stacey Ziemer

Heublein Switchel

Heublein Switchel

Ingredients:Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, 1 oz Cide Road maple ginger switchel, 0.5 oz smoked peach simple syrup, 0.25 oz Cointreau, 2 dashes of Bitterman's hopped grapefruit bitters.

By Eric Karadimas

Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Recipe

2 oz Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, 1/2 oz lemon juice, 1 oz ginger simple syrup, 3 cubes of watermelon.
by Kyle Mclaughlin

Cocktail Ingredients

Cocktail Ingredients

Ingredients: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, Lagavulin Rinse, 1 part St. George spiced pear liqueur, 0.5 part fresh lemon juice, 05 part honey syrup, 2 dashes owl & whale barrel aged cherry bitters.
by Justin St. Louis

Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients: Jack Daniels single barrel, Tomato juice, Dash of A1 sauce, Dash of old bay, Dash of tabasco, Dash Fresh lime juice.

By Samantha Radtke

Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients: 1 shot Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, 1 shot of espresso, 1/2oz chambord, 1/2oz Creme de Cocoa, dash of vanilla extract, thick whipped cream, 3 coffee beans.

By Richard Norman II

Cocktail Recipe

Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients: 2oz Jack Daniels Single Barrel, 0.75 oz lemon juice, 0.75 orgeat, 3 drops orange rum float, grated nutmeg.

By Travis Brown

Cocktaiel Recipe

Cocktaiel Recipe

1.5 oz Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, 0.5 oz Catskill Provisions Rye infused with Clover Honey, 0.5 oz Carpano antica sweet vermouth, 0.5 oz Aperol, Dash of Orange bitter, Dash of angostura bitters, Jack Daniel's Barrel Chips
by George Fiorini

Cocktail Ingredients

Cocktail Ingredients

Ingredients: 1.5 oz Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, 0.5 oz averna amaro, 0.5 oz green chartreuse, 0.75 oz lime juice, 0.5 oz honey simple syrup, 3 dashes of Angostura bitters, egg white.

By Lucas Heckenberger

AUGUST RESULTS

The Perfect Gentleman

The Perfect Gentleman

Cocktail Ingredients

Gentleman Jack, Rose water, Sweet vermouth, Lemongrass infused extra dry vermouth, sweetened apricot brandy, Ango bitters/cherry bark vanilla bitters

Cocktail Creator

Eli Shapiro

Strange Bedfellows

Strange Bedfellows

Cocktail Recipe

1.5oz Gentleman Jack, 0.5oz cold brew syrup .5oz cacao nib infused jagermeister .25oz banane du bresil .25oz ancho reyes 3 drops sesame oil "add all ingredients except the sesame oil to mixing glass, add ice, stir for 25 seconds, strain into old fashioned glass over a hand carved ice chunk. add 3 drops of sesame oil to top of drink.

For cold brew syrup: add 16oz ground dark roast coffee beans to qt container, fill with 12oz filtered water, let brew for 24 hours in a cold dark place. take concentrate and add 16 oz demerara sugar, stir over heat until sugar is dissolved."

Cocktail Creator

Craig Ventrice

120 Days

120 Days

Cocktail Recipe

2 oz gentleman jack, 1/4 oz sambuca, 1/2 one orange squeezed, 3 dashes orange bitters, 1/4 oz simple syrup, mint sprig for garnish, orange peel for garnish, coat rocks glass with sambucca, fill with ice to chill. In a separate glass, squeeze OJ, add whiskey, bitters, and simple syrup. Stir until chilled. Dump sambucca and ice, fill with fresh ice in rocks glass. strain mix over fresh ice. rub orange peel over rim and add mint sprig.

Cocktail Creator

Kyle Mclaughlin

Harsh the Marshmellow

Harsh the Marshmellow

Cocktail Recipe

Gentleman Jack liquore strega owl and whale's barrel-aged cherry bitters (not released, i know the guys) smoked maine maple rock candy Combine 2oz. gentleman jack, .5 liquore strega, and 3 dashes owl and whale barrel aged cherry bitters in a mixing glass. stir for 30 seconds. pour over fresh ice in a rocks glass. serve with smoked maine maple rock candy propped across the top of the glass. there are no stirring straws needed as this is the intention of the rock candy. this is intended to be a variation on the "rock and rye". the patron may stir the rock candy into his/her particular palatable sweetness level. then sip away!

The Gentlemint

The Gentlemint

Cocktail Recipe

Gentleman Jack, ginger beer, pear nectar, fresh mint. Muddle fresh mint in high-ball glass. Fill with ice, add 2 parts Gentleman Jack, 2 parts ginger beer and a splash of pear nectar. Garnish pear wedge and a fresh mint leaf.

Samantha Radtke

Participating Markets:

BOSTON, MA | CONNECTICUT | DELAWARE | MAINE | MARYLAND | NEW JERSEY | NEW YORK CITY (METRO) | NEW YORK (UPSTATE) | PENNSYLVANIA

Competition

Each competing bartender will need to submit one drink recipe in each round totaling four (4) drinks.

August Recipe

An original cocktail that uses Gentleman Jack.

September Recipe

An original cocktail that uses Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel.

October Recipe

An original cocktail that uses Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye.

November Recipe

An original cocktail that uses Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel Proof.

EVALUATING ENTRIES

Initial scores will be based on the interpretation of the written description submitted. This person will display total breadth and aptitude in their abilities as a professional bartender over the course of the competition and across multiple varying challenges.

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GRAND PRIZE

  • Domestic roundtrip coach airfare
  • Three-night hotel accommodations
  • VIP passes to the New Year’s Eve Event
  • Meet & Greet Passes with a performing artist
  • Attraction Pass to area attractions
  • Music City Gift Bag
  • Tour of Jack Daniel’s Distillery

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