This Monday, August 2, Bombay Sapphire hosted their 9th Annual Most Imaginative Bartender Competition at the 1 Hotel. Chosen as the Tampa finalist, Brenda Terry (The Mills) will advance to Las Vegas in September to compete against other top mixologists from across the country for the ultimate national title.
Guests and judges alike voted for their favorite cocktails prepared by mixologists from Miami, Tampa, Charleston and Atlanta. Brenda Terry’s creation, “The Brick Lady” (with house made Vanilla Bean, English Lavender, and English Thyme Syrup, Earl Grey Infused Martini & Rossi Rosso Vermouth, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Serrano Pepper Infused Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth, and bitters made using a blend of green cardamom pods, lavender, allspice, and anise) received the winning vote based on appearance, aroma, imagination and taste.
The Brick Lady (below)
Terry mixing (below)
Terry and participants (below)