‘Boss Of The Bars’ Competition Celebrates Repeal Day
A bartender at the Velveteen Rabbit won the annual “Boss of the Bars” contest held at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas during a celebration of National Repeal Day on Saturday, Dec. 5.
Andrew Schumaker made two drinks that put him and the downtown Vegas bar over the top, the “Here’s Looking at You Fizz” and the “Tomoka Sour.”
“Here’s Looking at You Fizz” had Bogart’s Gin, Green Cream, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, green juice made with green apple, cucumber and spinach, orange blossom water and egg whites.
“Tomoka Sour” included Cutty Sark Prohibition, dark rum, chamomile-honey, lemon juice, Allspice Dram and garnished with a chamomile ice cube.
Oscar’s Steakhouse was the runner-up with the “Churchill Storm” and the“Titanic en Surprise” made by bartender Celeste Peterson.
The “Churchill Storm” contained Bulleit rye, Cardamom bitters, grapefruit bitters, grapefruit citrus chili syrup, shaken and rolled over ice topped with ginger beer and garnished with a cedar-smoked sugar cane stick tipped with candied lime zest.
“Titanic en Surprise” included Bombay Sapphire Gin, orgeat syrup, house-made orange sherbet mix, egg white, orange bitters and garnished with spearmint and orange zest candy glass.
The People’s Choice award went to Glutton, whose bartender Dean Howard prepared ““The Dewdropper” with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Licor 43, fresh lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, cranberry extract, egg whites, candied orange peel and cocktail cranberries.
In addition to the Boss of the Bars contest, the Mob Museum’s Repeal Day party featured a Prohibition-era-inspired costume contest. Rene Munoz of Las Vegas earned the Best Costume designation, while Nicole Munkdale and April Hebert, both from Las Vegas, tied for second place.
Link: The Mob Museum