Marriott Hotels Bourbon Battle

Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle Series via. www.birdieshoots.com #bourbonbattle

What do you get when you cross a landmark hotel with one tasty bourbon brand? The Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle of course! I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you what I’ve been dropping hints about all month. During our stay in Kentucky, we had the pleasure of experiencing the kick-off of what will be a five-city tour to crown the ultimate bourbon cocktail craftsman. As a bourbon lover and general cocktail connoisseur (as in consumer) seeing the four contestants battle to create the ‘top cocktail’ was an absolute blast!

Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle Series via. www.birdieshoots.com #bourbonbattle
Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle Series via. www.birdieshoots.com #bourbonbattle


The timed-challenge produced so of the most thoughtful, and tasty bourbon cocktail I’ve seen in awhile. The whole evening was led by Spirit  and Whiskey expert Heather Greene and judged by an esteemed panel of Marriott and spirit experts.  Top honors ended up in the hands of local Griffin Gate bartender Ashley Sherrow, whose recipe is attached below! The battle will continue on May 12, when it hits Portland’s Marriott on the downtown waterfront!
 

May 19 – Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
May 25 – Boston Marriott Long Wharf
June 14 – New York Marriott at The Brooklyn Bridge
 

Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle Series via. www.birdieshoots.com #bourbonbattle
Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle Series via. www.birdieshoots.com #bourbonbattle
Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle Series via. www.birdieshoots.com #bourbonbattle
Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle Cocktail via. www.birdieshoots.com #bourbonbattle


Bourbon Battle Griffin Gate Winning Cocktail:
 

1.5 oz Makers 46
1 Egg white
.5 oz Frangelico
.5 oz simple syrup
.5 oz hot coffee
Splash of grapefruit juice
.5 oz honey
 

Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle Cocktail via. www.birdieshoots.com #bourbonbattle
Marriott Hotel's Bourbon Battle Cocktail via. www.birdieshoots.com #bourbonbattle


Cheers,

Birdie

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