WHO: From more than two thousand bartenders around the world, the trio that represented the United States emerged as the clear winners in the sixth 42BELOW Cocktail World Cup. Team USA, who were backed on stage by Run DMC, was comprised of:
· Mark Stoddard of Happy Bitter Bar in Denver
· Todd Thrasher of PX, Restaurant Eve and The Majestic in Washington, DC
· Sean Hoard of PDT in New York City
Team USA was crowned with their wordy cocktail titled ‘I have too much thyme on my hands right now at this point in my life’. The cocktail, made with 42BELOW Pure Vodka, apple bitters, lime thyme syrup and an artichoke aperitif, was crafted by Todd Thrasher of Washington, DC.
WHAT: The 6th Annual Cocktail World Cup grand final event, sponsored by 42BELOW, brings together the most talented bartenders in the world to compete for a chance at representing their country and bringing home the Cocktail World Cup.
Team USA was crowned after five days of intense competition with 24 bartenders representing seven countries.
DATE: March 23 – March 28, 2010
PLACE: Wellington and Queenstown, New Zealand