April 27th, 2009
Tales of the Cocktail, the annual culinary and cocktail festival hosted in New Orleans, LA, announces the winning bartender and recipe of their annual Cocktail Competition to determine the “official cocktail” of the event. Maksym Pazuniak, a mixologist at Rambla and Cure won over the judges with his balanced and well layered julep featuring Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum, Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb, Captain Morgan 100 Proof, Peach Fee Brothers Bitters, Angosutura Bitters, fresh mint and Demerara sugar. Maksym’s cocktail will be served throughout Tales of the Cocktail, July 8-12 and will be featured in the summer issue of Culinary Concierge Magazine and on CocktailTimes.com.
Created by Maksym Pazuniak, Cure/Rambla
2 1/4 oz. Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum
1/2 oz. Clement Creole Shrubb
1/4 oz. Captain Morgan 100
2 dashes Fee Bros. Peach bitters
2 dashes angostura bitters
8-10 mint leaves
1 Demerara Sugar Cube
Muddle sugar, Creole Shrubb and bitters until sugar is dissolved in a 10 oz. tall glass. Add mint and press to express oils. Add cracked ice. Add Cruzan and Captain Morgan 100 and stir until frost appears on outside of glass. Garnish with mint sprig.
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