Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Campari Competition Results

Manny Hinojosa from the Walnut Creek Yacht Club, was the winner of Monday's Campari Mix-off. (Photo copyright 2007, Camper English. Used here without Permission)

Monday was the San Francisco Campari Cocktail Competition and Mix-off. Somehow my entry wasn't a finalist. Mine doesn't look as tasty as some of these anyway! Here are the winners and a list of all the competitors (the finalists, really). Congratulations to the winners, and all the competitors.

1st Place
Manny Hinojosa
Walnut Creek Yacht Club
3/4 oz Campari
2 oz SKYY Orange
1 oz Michele Chiarlo Muscato
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Fresh lemon juice

Mix Campari,SKYY,Citronage,lemon juice in a Martini shaker, serve in a martini glass and add Michele Carlo Muscato on top, finish the martini with lemon and grapefruit peels..

2nd Place
Victoria Damato (Monahan’s)
3/4 oz Campari
3/4 oz. Gran Centanario Anejo Tequila
1 oz. fresh Meyer Lemon juice

1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

3 oz. Passion Fruit juice.

spritz of soda

Lemon and a Cinnamon stick for garnish

In a chilled tumbler add the juice of half a lemon and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.
mix well. Add the Campari, Tequila & Passion Fruit juice.
Shake well! Strain into a 8 oz.collins glass.
Spritz the top with soda.

3rd Place
Jon Santer (Bourbon and Branch)
Blush Punch
1oz Campari
1.5 oz Matusalem white rum
1.5oz fresh pinapple juice

.5oz lime juice

1oz muscato di asti

Steven Oliver ( Le Colonial-manager)
Reza Esmaili (Enrico's)
Jordan Mackay (Spirit Writer)
Camper English (Spirit writer)
Alberta Straub (Celebrity bartender and star of “Cocktails on the Fly” )

All Contestants and Cocktails (Well, not ALL, just the finalists!)

Lonnie Long (Arsimona in Oakland)
Campari Blank Check
Muddled mint leaves
3/4 oz. Millers gin
3/4 oz. Campari

1 oz. pineapple juice

1 oz. cranberry juice

fill with gingerale

Muddle mint leaves fill pint glass with ice
add gin and campari
then add pineapple and cranberry juice and fill with gingerale
can be served in cocktail glass just add gingerale after
shaking and straining

Joe Alessandroni (Farmer Brown)
The Snooty Booty
3/4 oz Campari 3/4 oz Skyy Orange Vodka
3/4 oz Gran Marnier

2 oz Prosecco

1 oz fresh squeezed Orange Juice

1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

Combine Campari, SKYY Orange, Gran Marnier, OJ, and Lemon in a shaker. Shake well and strain into chilled martini glass.

Joe Parrilli & Edgar Solis (Bacar)
Cielo Bello (beautiful sky)
3/4 oz. Campari
3/4 oz. Skyy Berry

1/2 oz. La Pinta tequila

1 oz. Pomegranate syrup

1 oz. Orange juice

Shaken & Strained
Served up with a splash of prosecco
Garnished with burnt orange peel

Manny Hinojosa (Walnut Creek Yacht Club)
Cielo Rosso
(See Above)

Darren Crawford (Tony Niks)
1.5 oz Limoncello
.75 oz Campari

.5 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

1 oz Cranberry Juice

6 raspberries

Top up with Soda Water

Shake first five ingredients vigorously with ice and carefully strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and raspberry and top with soda water.

Jon Santer (Bourbon and Branch)
Blush Punch
(See Above)

Victoria Damato (Monahans)
(See Above)

Tim Stookey (Presidio Social Club)
Desert Rose
¾ oz Campari
1.5 oz Martin Millers Gin

¾ oz Orange Juice

Tsp. Sugar

Splash of Sparkling Wine
Served over ice in a tall glass and garnished with an orange slice.

Christain Curtis

Campari Royale
1 1/2 oz. campari
1 1/2 oz. citronge

3 slices of fresh squeezed lemon

Shaken into a sugar rimmed martini glass and filled
with Mountadon Brut Champange.
Garnish with a twist of lemon

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

some good recipes... i just found out that the red in campari is due to cochineal!

7:27 PM  
Blogger jimmyp said...

Used to be until last year. Now it's just red coloring.

8:03 PM  
Blogger erik.ellestad said...

Hey, I think whoever wrote up that press release left the 1 oz. of lemon out of one of the recipes for Manny's drink.

I noticed it wasn't in the recipes for the winners; but, was down below when the recipe was given again.

12:13 PM  
Blogger jimmyp said...

Thanks Erik, you are correct, I have changed the post to reflect the correct recipe.

12:28 PM  
Blogger erik.ellestad said...

I noticed that when I read the press release.

I was wondering how citrus vodka, cointreau, campari, and a very sweet moscato di asti would be even remotely appealing without some sort of sour contrast.

Then I read further and noticed the lemon in the second recipe, and realized they weren't completely on crack. Just kind of on crack, for not recognizing the genius of your cocktail.

1:30 PM  

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