Sports fans took their sipping seriously for The Tailgate's cocktail competition
Amid all the sports stars, tasty bites, and valuable silent auction items, guests at the recent CultureMap Tailgate event had a very important job: vote for the winner of the Sippin' Drippin' Cocktail Content.
Sponsored by Dripping Springs Vodka, the competition pitted five favorite local bars and bartenders against each other to see who could mix up the best vodka-based cocktail.
And the competitors were:
- Will Burdette from Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, serving the Halftime Adjustments: vodka, Luxardo Maraschino cherries, butterfly pea tea, simple syrup, lemon juice, and starfruit.
- Bradley Toubman from Dish Society, serving the Game Thyme: vodka, fresh juiced pear, clove and cinnamon simple syrup, and thyme.
- Kaitlynn O’Brien from Loch Bar, serving the Lavender Rose: vodka, crème de violette liquor, fresh muddled watermelon, and lemon juice.
- Edgar Cruz and Mauro Cisneros from Doris Metropolitan, serving the Bougie Lemon Drop.
- Vince Campos from B.B. Lemon, serving the Hail Rosemary: vodka, rosemary-infused syrup, Aperol, elderflower liqueur, lemon, and sparkling water.
The sports fans made their favorite known, with Loch Bar's Lavender Rose winning the title.
Founded by brothers Gary and Kevin Kelleher, Dripping Springs Vodka is dedicated to the art of distilling world-class products in small, 50-gallon batches.
The Kelleher brothers founded Dripping Springs Distilling on the premise that they wanted to distill world-class products in small batches, with a primary focus on quality ingredients and a refined taste profile.
Handcrafted without compromise, Dripping Springs Vodka is micro-distilled 20 times in copper pot stills. It is then mixed with pure, mineral-rich artesian spring water from the Texas Hill Country before a final clarifying, slow filtration through Swedish activated charcoal.