Jackson bartenders place 1st and 2nd, Riverton bartender takes 3rd at State Bartender Shootout

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Earlier this month, 11 bartenders from across the state competed for the title of Wyoming's best at the Annual Wyoming Whiskey Bartender Shootout in Jackson. Held at The Rose, mixologists were asked to create a drink with more than two and less than six ingredients that wasn't a shot, a fishbowl and didn't call for fire. After a tough competition, Chad Taylor of Zinc Bar at Amangani in Jackson won the title of Wyoming’s burliest, surliest and best bartender. With his creation of a cocktail coined “22 Boulevard,” Taylor took home the $2,500 cash prize, a pair of Blizzard Skis and, the Wyoming Whiskey Bartender Shootout championship belt buckle. “The energy at the event was electric,” said David DeFazio, Co-Founder and COO of Wyoming Whiskey. “The drinks were fantastic which made choosing a winner incredibly hard. However, Chad knocked it out of the park with his 22 Boulevard.” [image: Inline image 1] *Wyoming Whiskey Co-Founder David DeFazio awards Chad Taylor the champion belt buckle. h/t Wyoming Whiskey / Pitchengine Communities * The 2015 Wyoming Whiskey Bartender Shootout podium cocktail recipes included: *1st Place *— Chad Taylor, Zinc Bar at Amangani — “22 Boulevard” —1.5 oz. Wyoming Whiskey, .5 oz. Aperol, .5 oz. Boulard Apple Brandy, 1 oz. Sage Honey Tea, garnish with sage leaf. For tea—3 oz. sage tea, 1 tsp. honey, lemon zest. Mix all ingredients in a glass, stir and garnish with sage leaf. *2nd Place *– Laura Keeler, The Rose—”Little Horse Thief” —1 1/5 oz. Wyoming Whiskey, Barspoon Maple Syrup, 1/2 oz. Drambuie, 1/4 oz. float Laphroaig, 15 mint leaves for garnish . Muddle mint leaves and maple syrup lightly, add all ingredients and crushed ice and swizzle until frost forms on the julep tin, place mint and float the Laphroaig on top of the ice. *3rd Place* —Rylee Watson, Bar 10—”The First and Last” — 1 1/4 oz. Wyoming Whiskey, 3/4 oz. Disaronno, 1/2 oz. fine granulate pure cane sugar, 3/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1 egg white, 2 dash Angostura Bitters *Feature Photo: Chad Taylor pours his cocktail creation, "22 Boulevard." h/t Wyoming Whiskey / Pitchengine Communities * #buckrail #county10 #news