NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Barenjager Honey Liqueur, the original honey liqueur, is proud to announce Katie Loeb of Philadelphia as Queen Bee and first-ever female winner of the brand's third annual national Barenjager Bartender Competition. Loeb took home an all-expense paid trip for two to Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich, Germany and $1,000.
The esteemed judging panel, consisting of Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the celebrated chef and restaurateur behind some of New York City's most iconic restaurants including The Lambs Club and The National; Dushan Zaric of Employees Only and Macao Trading Co.; Bridget Albert, Southern Wine & Spirits Regional Director of Mixology IL, KYand MN; Tad Carducci,award-winning mixologist, restaurateur and Tippling Brother and Jeffrey Morgenthaler, award-winning bartender and bar manager at Clyde Common, selected Loeb's BarenBerry Mule from over 400 submissions from top talent across the nation.
Barenberry Mule by Katie Loeb, Philadelphia, PA
In a shaker combine:
2 parts Rittenhouse 100 proof Rye Whiskey
1 part Barenjager honey liqueur
1 part fresh lemon juice
parts Berry Thyme Essence
2 dashes peychaud's bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well and strain into a highball glass full of fresh ice. Top with Reed's Extra Ginger Brew Ginger beer and garnish with a lemon twist and a blackberry
The audience, consisting of media and industry heavyweights, was also invited to "bee" judges and voted on their cocktail of choice. The title of Audience Favorite and $1,000 went to Ryan Gannon of New Orleans.
Brassneck by Ryan James Gannon, New Orleans, Louisiana
In a mixing glass combine:
1.5 parts El Dorado 5 Year old Rum
parts Barenjager Honey Liqueur
.5 parts Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao
2 dashes angostura orange bitters
Add ice to the mixing glass and stir until chilled
Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and garnish with an orange peel.
Made in Germany, Barenjager is a 70 proof honey liqueur made from neutral grain alcohol and pure premium natural honey from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Each liter bottle contains 300 grams of pure honey and other natural ingredients resulting in a subtly sweet, spicy and herb edged taste profile. Barenjager Honey & Bourbon is a delicious blend of premium honey liqueur and Kentucky bourbon whiskey, made with generous amounts of pure honey and all natural ingredients. For additional information, visit www.BarenjagerHoney.com or www.facebook.com/Barenjager. Barenjager Honey Liqueur 35% Alc. /Vol. Imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY. #barenjagerhoney.
About Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. - Sidney Frank Importing Company currently owns or imports: Jagermeister Herbal Liqueur - the number one selling imported Liqueur and shot brand in the United States; Gekkeikan Sake - the world's finest sake with nearly 400 years and 14 generations of sake brewing experience, American Harvest - a proprietary blend of organic vodka and organic ingredients resulting in a distinctly smooth and silky spirit with a crisp, clean taste; Michael Collins Irish Whiskey - the award-winning double distilled single malt and blended whiskeys named for the Irish legendary hero; Barenjager Honey Liqueur - the German imported original honey liqueur made with generous amounts of premium natural honey; Barenjager Honey & Bourbon - a delicious blend of premium honey liqueur and Kentucky bourbon whiskey; JC Cognac - the VSOP known for its unmatched quality and unique flavor extensions of Apple and Jasmine; Jacques Cardin Brandy - the French brandy of uncommon distinction defined by its rich color and superior flavor; Hudson's Bay Scotch - a smooth blend of 100% Scotch Whiskies distilled and blended in Scotland and St. Vivant Armagnac - the premium French brandy steeped in tradition dating back to 1559. DRINK RESPONSIBLY
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Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.
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