(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
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*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
*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 *
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