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Winning Recipes from the 2011 Shake It Up! Competition

March 10, 2011 By: Alissa Ponchione


The 2011 Shake It Up! Competition, presented by Nightclub & Bar and Southern Wine & Spirits, took place this week at the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show. After a series of rounds, five finalists came out on top and using secret ingredient Lindemans Lambic Beer they fought to be known as the top mixologist. Mathias Simonis from Distil in Milwaukee won first prize of $15,000 with his winning recipe, Last Second Sour. Here’s what the all five finalists concocted in the final round of the 2011 Shake It Up! Competition.

Mathias SimonisLast Second Sour – First Place
Created by Mathias Simonis from Distil Milwaukee.

1 ½ ounces Bernheim Wheat Whiskey
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce Fee Brothers Falernum Syrup
4 drops Fee Brothers Cranberry Cocktail Bitters
Egg White
Lindemans Framboise Lambic Float

Dry shake all ingredients except Lindemans Framboise Lambic. Re-shake with ice, strain into a pilsner glass over fresh ice. Float with Lindemans Framboise Lambic. Garnish with a lemon peel.


De Peché Mode – 2nd PlaceChris Hopkins
Created by Chris Hopkins from Vesper at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas.

1½ ounces Tanqueray No. 10
½ ounce Marie Brizard Apry
½ ounce clover honey
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
Fresh ginger
Lindemans Peché Lambic Float

Muddle ginger, add ingredients, shake and fine strain over ice. Top with Lindemans Peché Lambic.


Raz-Berry Surprise – 3rd Place
Created by Tim Tsang from Dugout Bar & Grill in Staten Island, N.Y.

1½ ounces St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 ounce Ultimat Vodka
1 ounce Mathilde Framboise
Splash of Fee Brothers Peach Bitters
Lindemans Framboise Lambic

Combine all ingredients except Lindemans Framboise Lambic, pour over ice and stir with beer.


Darren WestThe Monks Share – 4th Place
Created by Darren West from JG Steakhouse at Aria in Las Vegas.

1½ ounces Plymouth Gin
1½ ounces St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 ounce Chartreuse Green
1 ounce fresh sour
3 ounces Lindemans Pomme Lambic

Combine all ingredients except Lindemans Pomme Lambic. Shake, pour over ice and stir with beer.


Allie PersonsThe Amar – 5th Place
Created by Allie Persons from Heritage Hotels in Santa Fe, N.M.

1 ½ ounces Old Raj Gin
½ ounce Aperol
1 ounce Serrano Sour
8 raspberries
Shake of Fee Bros. Rhubarb Bitters
Lindemans Pomme Lambic

Muddle raspberries with sour, combine remaining ingredients except Lindemans Pomme Lambic, pour over ice and stir with beer. Garnish with blood orange peel.


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