Is Julio Cabrera Miami's best bartender?

Sra. Martinez’s Julio Cabrera, who back in April won a spot at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic via a United States Bartenders’ Guild Campari cocktail competition, was the big winner at The USBG Mixing Star bartending competition sponsored by DISARONNO last night in Las Vegas at The Palazzo’s Azure Pool. The competition was the culmination of a nationwide bartending competition seeking a bartender with “stage presence” and “star quality”. Cabrera not only takes the title of USBG’s Mixing Star, but wins a trip to Mumbai, India for a chance to appear in a Bollywood film. His winning cocktail? The Pearfecta Vita. Recipe below:

Pearfecta Vita


1 oz. Remy Martin VSOP

.75 oz.Pear Nectar

.25 oz.Herbes de Provence Honey Syrup

.5 oz.Lemon Juice

Shake and serve up in a martini glass. Rim the glass with herbes de provence powder sugar and garnish with two slices of fresh pear.


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