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WINNER of the Innovative Drink of the Year Contest PDF Print E-mail

Winner: The 2010 Ardent Spirits Innovative Drink of the Year Contest

Over 50 great drink entries from some of the top mixologists from around the globe.

4 rounds of voting throughout 2010.

Final winner chosen by Gary Regan.

And the WINNER is...

Drink Name Smokin' Choke
Creator Ryan Maybee
Bar: Manifesto, Kansas City
Ingredients and Methodology

2 oz Applewood-Smoked Four Roses Bourbon
.5 oz Grade B Maple Syrup
1 barspoon Cynar
4 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass over ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into old-fashioned glass with 1 large cube, garnish with orange twist.

Videos on how to make it...

Comments The most innovative aspect of this cocktail is the Applewood-Smoked Bourbon. Of the 30 cocktails we have on our menu at Manifesto, this one sells the most. We go through an enormous amount of Four Roses for such a small bar. I basically describe this drink as an Old Fashioned, with a modern, mid-western, culinary twist. Cheers!

Congratulations Ryan!

You'll be receiving an autographed copy of a first edition book by Gary Regan: The Book of Bourbon