Orlando USBG President Paul Johnsen looks to put his city on the mixology map
On April 14th , beverage professionals from all over the world will gather at the Call for Cocktails Mixology Competition at the 72nd annual WSWA Convention and Expo.
Hosted by world renowned mixology expert Tony Abou-Ganim, recipes from spirit brands across the globe have been submitted over the last few months, and 12 finalists have been chosen to create and present their cocktails to the judging panel. Cocktails will be judged based on creativity, taste, and consumer appeal, and only three will be chosen.
The 12 brands that made the finals:
- Anchor Distilling
- Azzurre Spirits
- Branded Spirits USA
- Crillon Importers
- El Decreto Spirits
- Fishbowl Spirits/Blue Chair Bay Rum
- Heaven Hill Brands
- LiDestri Spirits
- Lucas Bols USA
- Park Street Imports
- Philadelphia Distilling
- Proximo Spirits
Local bartender and Orlando USBG President, Paul Johnsen, was chosen to represent Azzurre Spirits, an emerging family owned, locally run brand based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul will be competing with a craft cocktail recipe featuring Azzurre Vodka in the first round of the mixology competition.
We encourage you to visit the competition on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015, at 10 AM at the Mediterranean Ballroom, located within the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort.