Battle for “Best Bartender in America” Names Its Champion
The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) and sponsor Tres Generaciones Tequila awarded Armando Rosario of Las Vegas the title of “Best Bartender in America” during the National Cocktail Competition, held in San Francisco in May. Rosario’s Real Dill cocktail (see recipe below), which featured Tres Generaciones Plata Tequila, earned him bragging rights for this top honor. As the winner of the competition, Rosario moves on to the World Cocktail Competition taking place in Germany in August. The judging was based on aroma, taste, balance, originality and garnish.
Chicago’s Daniel Love took second place for his Aztec Gold cocktail, while Ricky Gomez of New Orleans took third place for The Real Pepper Daisy. Ronaldo Colli also earned the “Best Technical” prize for his expertise in managing his bar, bottles, glassware and bar tools.
“On behalf of Tres Generaciones, we congratulate Armando Rosario on his ‘Best Cocktail’ and thank all the mixologists for designing creative, great-tasting cocktails,” stated Bobby “G” Gleason, master mixologist for Beam Global Spirits & Wine and emcee of the 2009 USBG National Cocktail Competition.
1 part Tres Generaciones Plata Tequila
1 part Vox Vodka
1 part fresh lime juice
¾ part agave nectar
2 slices of English cucumber
Sprig of dill
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass, and then garnish with a sprig of dill and cucumber slices.