Boss of Bars 2015
VELVETEEN RABBIT WINS ANNUAL BOSS OF THE BARS CONTEST
The third-annual Boss of the Bars cocktail contest was held at The Mob Museum downtown and Velveteen Rabbit won the coveted Repeal Day Cup. Andrew Shumaker competed on behalf of the winning bar, preparing the “Here’s Looking at You Fizz” and “Tomoka Sour.”
“Here’s Looking at You Fizz” included Bogart’s Gin, “green” almond cream blended with spinach and cucumber and fine strained, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, green juice made with green apple, cucumber and spinach, orange blossom water and egg whites. “Tomoka Sour” included Cutty Sark Prohibition, dark rum, chamomile-honey, lemon juice, Allspice Dram and garnished with a chamomile ice cube.
Runner-up was Oscar’s Steakhouse represented by bartender Celeste Peterson. The designated People’s Choice award went to Glutton, whose bartender Dean Howard prepared “The Dewdropper.”
In addition, the Prohibition-era-inspired costume contest
was won by Las Vegan Rene Munoz.