Passion Fruit Showdown

3rd Place – $1,500
Max Solano, Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10, Las Vegas

New Orleans Sunset
2 ounces Bulleit Bourbon
¾ ounce Luxardo Maraschino
1 ounce fresh blood orange juice
½ ounce rock candy syrup
1 teaspoon fresh passion fruit
1 egg white
Garnish: blood orange wheel
Double-strain and serve chilled and straight-up. Garnish with blood orange wheel.

4th Place – $700
Columbine Quillen, Blacksmith Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Bend, Ore.

Epic Absintheticity
1 ounce passion fruit
½ ounce blackberry puree
1 ½ ounces simple syrup
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce Pernod Absinthe
1 ½ ounce Navan
Shake and serve up in a cocktail glass.

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