Fresh was the word. And vests. There were lots of vests involved. But fruits—strawberries, star fruit, and more—and strategic syrup use were keys to success at Tanjerine’s spirited mix-off competition Wednesday night. Held at The Sanctuary space on Pennsylvania Street downtown, in a rehabbed former church building, Tanjerine’s four days of events commenced with a cocktail-crafting competition featured drink-slingers from some of the city’s best bars. Wilks & Wilson honcho Zach Wilks served as ringleader.
Check out the accompanying photos. Here’s the bartender lineup:
» Ryan Puckett, The Libertine
» Curtis McGaha, Tini
» Francisco (Frankie) Mora, Scarlett Wine & Whiskey Room
» Steve Simon, Broad Ripple Tavern
» Mike Madison, Twist
» Jason Foust, Late Harvest Kitchen — winner