The mad mixologist in action
The mad mixologist in action

W Hotel Bartender Cops First Prize at Bombay Gin Cocktail Contest

Christian Sanders, bartender at The Living Room Bar in the W Hotel South Beach, took home top prize at Bombay Sapphire's "Inspired Bartender Search" last week at the Palms in Las Vegas. Here is our own local, inspired mixologist's winning recipe:

The Garden Sour Hour

1 1⁄2 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
1/3 part Galliano liqueur              
1⁄2 part Lemon Juice        
1⁄2 part Triple Sec            
1 part Celery Juice         
1 thumbnail Dill Paste
2 dashes of Orange Bitters

Salt half the rim with cracked black pepper and Himalayan sea salt.
Discard all ingredients into a Boston Shaker.
Add ice to the top and shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds.
Double Fine strain & garnish with a Dill Sprig.


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