Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender

Mardi Gras Edition

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Center Stage 

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY and Professional Bartenders Association have teamed up to find the bartender with the best "New Orleans" cocktail. Hip Sip's Battle of the Modern Bartender returns this year with a twist, bringing the Big Easy to the Big Apple in honor of Fat Tuesday!  Bartenders will be judged on creativity, use of product, taste, presentation,and flair. Chosen finalists will battle in this fun and exciting competition for the chance to win $1,000, bragging rights, a Q&A with photo in the April 2019 issue of Bar Business Magazine, and a commemorative, glass plaque of the featured article. This is your opportunity to shake it up and showcase your best French 75, Hurricane, Sazerac, Vieux Carré, etc., and get those creative skills noticed for a chance to win. Get those submissions in today, y'all! 

Sponsored and moderated by: 

 

INTRODUCING THE 2019 HIP SIP COMPETITORS:

Luis Alatorre
Villanelle NYC 
Presenting Cocktail 
"Flambeaux" 

Jared Bailey
Soho Cigar Bar
Presenting Cocktail
"Yays & Nays" 

Corey Creason
Rainbow Room 
Presenting Cocktail

"Blaeberries & Beads" 

Sage DeSimone
Professional Bartenders Association 
Presenting Cocktail
"Flamboyant Wedding" 

Steven Ferreira
C&K Long Island
Presenting Cocktail
"Brecky Got Back" 

Roberto Hernandez
Violette Cellar
Presenting Cocktail
"
Mardi Pineapple Express" 

Philip Huy Trinh Quan
St. Anthony Hotel 
Presenting Cocktail
"East Meets West at Mardi Gras"

Laura Royer
The Plaza Hotel New York
Presenting Cocktail
"Louisiana Purchase" 

Nick Spiegel
Orange County Distillery
Presenting Cocktail
"Famous Ramos" 

 

Kristo Tomingas
MayaHuel Mariposa 
Presenting Cocktail 
"Spicy Louisiana Rabbit" 

 

 

Andres Zamorano
TGI Friday's 
Presenting Cocktail
Lagniappe Sazi 

MEET THE JUDGES

Claire M. Marin
Proprietor, Catskill Provisions

 

Warren Bobrow
6x Author/Chef/Barman/Cannabis Alchemist

Tom Fischer
Founder, BourbonBlog.com

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Please contact Patricia Copela at pcopela@urban-expo.com or 203.202.3823