Bermuda Triangle Party

Last Tuesday night at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, Barritt’s Ginger Beer co-hosted an event with the good people from Fee Brothers and the Miami Rum Renaissance staff. After talking with a lot of guests, it sounds like the party was a real hit, and we are really happy that everyone had such a fun time and watched great Miami bartenders throw down and come up with our new signature cocktail, the Bermuda Triangle.

The party was at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, and it was one of the opening night parties here at the Rum Renaissance Festival. Basically, we invited some great bartenders from Miami to come out for a friendly throw down and come up with our new signature cocktail.

The contest rules were simple – come up with the new Bermuda Triangle using Barritt’s, at least one Fee Brothers product, and then feel free to use the rum of your choice with a number of prepared fresh ingredients that we made available for the bartenders. Each bartender had their own space and batched out enough for the audience members to try the cocktail and vote on the winner.

The event was a lot of fun, mainly because there were so many people who made the event so special. First off, we want to personally thank Ezra Pattek from Bar Lab Miami for the bulk of the planning. Ezra made everything come together, and we couldn’t have done it without him. Big thanks also go to Joe Fee, Robin Burr and Robert Burr for getting us involved in this great event. And of course, as time was running short, we want to thank Rocky Yeh, Rob Burr Jr and everyone else who chipped in with prep work.

As for cocktails, Tobin Ellis and Ezra came up with some tasty concoctions, which we will be posting shortly. Both guys came up with drinks for everyone to try before the competition, and it really set the party’s atmosphere nicely.

And finally, big congratulations to Freddy Diaz from AlambiQ for the winning recipe! It was pretty awesome:

The Bermuda Triangle:

1 oz. Barritt’s Ginger Beer
1 1/2 oz. Dos Maderas 5+3
1/2 oz. Dos Maderas PX
1 oz. Donn’s Mix #1 (2:1) (2 Parts Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit, 1 Part Cinnamon Syrup)
1/2 oz. Boiron Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1/16 oz. (Small Dash) Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters
Garnish with a Thin Slice of Florida Grapefruit rolled and a cinnamon stick TIED TOGETHER with a channel knifed cucumber string.
Donn’s Mix #1:
2 Parts Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit, 1 Part Fee Brothers Cinnamon Syrup
Technique:
In a mixing Glass, add Ingredients.
Shake with Ice.
Strain Over Fresh Crushed Ice in a Tall Zombie.
Top with Barritt’s Ginger Beer and blend Ingredients together with a Bar Spoon.
Garnish.
To find out more, please check out the Rum Connection’s article: http://rumconnection.com/uncategorized/barritts-bermuda-triangle/
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