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Monday, October 20, 2014

MB Cocktail Contest: Christopher Null vs. Bryan Swanson

MB Cocktail Contest: Christopher Null vs. Bryan Swanson

Christopher Null

Ingredients:
Laphroaig 10 Years Old Scotch whisky (for rinsing)
2 oz. anejo tequila
1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
splash of agave nectar

Rinse a cocktail glass with the Laphroaig and pour most of it out. Add remaining ingredients to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into the prepared glass. Don't bother with a garnish.

Bryan Swanson

Ingredients:
2 oz Bulleit bourbon
1 oz Berentzen Apfelkorn
1/8 oz Laphroaig 10-year scotch
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir vigorously for 20-30 seconds. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass.

Winner: Bryan Swanson
Score: 5-0
Game Summary: Null's is a fine update to the margarita, but Swanson's is more of a cocktail, and an extremely tasty one. The Berentzen Apfelkorn really softens the bourbon, making it more interesting and drinkable. In fact, it makes it so drinkable this is a highly dangerous cocktail if consumed by amateurs.

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  • 2 parts Germain-Robin Craft Method brandy
  • 1 part Cointreau
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice

Lightly shake with ice, then pour into a ice-filled rocks glass. Based on your tastes, brandy choice, and strength of the lemon juice, you should adjust the Cointreau and lemon juice to find proper balance.


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