The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) is excited to partner with Republic National Distributing Company, Sazerac Rye and Wheatley Vodka for the inaugural cocktail competition, “Twist on a Classic.” The competition will be held Monday, August 5 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Hall J, in conjunction with the LRA EXPO. Emceed by Greg Reggio of Taste Buds Management Group, the kick-off will begin at 11 a.m.
Ten bartenders from LRA Member restaurants were selected based on their recipe or “twist” on a classic cocktail. There are five competitors in the Sazerac Rye category and five in the Wheatley Vodka category.
The winner of each category will each receive $1,000 and prizes. The competitors in the Sazerac Rye category are:
The competitors in the Wheatley Vodka category are:
Bartenders will have ten minutes to concoct their unique drinks. The drink must contain a maximum of seven ingredients that are easily accessible and able to be purchased in the United States. Competitors must batch their cocktails for sample tastings by attendees and present it to a judging panel of three industry professionals.
This event is not open to the public. Attendees of the LRA EXPO can attend Twist on a Classic. To register for the EXPO, visit www.LRAEXPO.org.
Thank you to the Twist on a Classic sponsors: Republic National Distributing Company, Sazerac Rye and Wheatley Vodka.
For more information about the event, please contact Elizabeth Hover at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 636-6571.