Bartender Yani Frye of Detroit's The Sugar House, was awarded $5,000 cash prize and a trip to Trinidad, where he will represent the U.S. in the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge in February 2014.
Hundreds of beverage industry professionals gathered at The Joy Theatre in New Orleans recently as five finalists from across the country competed in the 2013 Angostura U.S. Cocktail Challenge.
With only seven minutes to prepare their two unique cocktails, finalists presented their own cocktail recipes using Angostura Aromatic Bitters and in some cases, Angostura rum. The event judges evaluated each finalist on taste, creativity and presentation.
Yani, the 2013 winner of the United States competition goes on to compete.
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