Andrew Luzenko from Sweetwater Wins Last Week of Round 1 #BarBrawls

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  • Contenders: Julie Antione,Racks Fish House and Oyster Bar / Andrew Luzenko, Sweetwater / Jessie Bell, 3rd and 3rd
  • Judges: Leslie Streeter, Palm Beach Post /Josh Gates, USBG / Randy Rapposelli, Brule Bistro
  • Mystery Spirit: Templeton Rye
  • Mystery Ingredients: Ancho Reyes Liqueur and Bacon Fat and Rosemary-Infused Maple Syrup from 13 American Table

In the last week of Round 1, the classic cocktail at hand for Round 1 was one that all three contestants knew well — the Sazerac. The drinks were all pretty spot on, but Jessie and Andrew out-crafted Julie by a smidgen and made it on to Round 2.

With 30 minutes on the clock, the two remaining competitors got to work on their cocktail creations. In the end, it was Andrew and his four cocktails took home the win. Read the full recap here.

Photo Credit: Kelly Coulson

Winning Cocktail

Photo Credit: Kelly Coulson

Infused Maple Syrup
Templeton Rye
Ancho Reyes
Garnished with an orange peel


That’s it for Round 1. Over the next two weeks, four bartenders will go head to head to narrow it down to the final two. Don’t forget — next week will be held on Tuesday, November 24th, due to Thanksgiving. The first four to duke it out behind the bar are Bobby Brown from Craft Cartel, David Bouchard from The Cooper, Matt Swig from Sundy House, and James Hartmann from Ian’s Tropical Grille.



Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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