Winning Heering recipe

NEW YORK, April 12, 2010—Leblon, producer of Brazil’s handcrafted Cachaça (pronounced ka-SHA-sa), today announced that the “Leblon Brazillionaire” was named the “Judges Choice” Winner at the First Annual WSWA Call for Cocktails: Mixology Competition held at the 67th Annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Convention in Las Vegas on April 8, 2010. The winning cocktail, created by Tobin Ellis of BarMagic, combined Leblon Cachaça, CHERRY HEERING, passion fruit purée, fresh lime sour, fresh cilantro leaves and Sriracha sauce.

Leblon Brazillionaire Recipe

1½ oz Leblon Cachaça
¾ oz Cherry Heering
1 oz Perfect Purée Passion Fruit Concentrate
1½ oz Fresh Lime Sour (3:2 ratio of fresh lime to simple syrup)
8-10 Fresh Cilantro Leaves
2 drops Sriracha Sauce

The competition was sponsored by The Tasting Panel Magazine. Master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim (The Modern Mixologist) served as executive director of competition and lead a panel of judges comprised of fellow bartenders and cocktail experts from across the U.S. that included Jonathan Pogash (Mixologist, The Cocktail Guru, New York), Meridith May (Publisher, The Tasting Panel Magazine, Los Angeles), Kent Bearden (Master Mixologist, MGM Grand, Las Vegas), Joe Brooke (Director of Spirits, The Edison, Los Angeles), Jeffrey Morgenthaler (Bar Manager, Clive Commons, Portland), Aidan Demarest (First and Hope, Los Angeles and Partner, Demarest Liquid Assets), Jim Romdall (Mixologist, Vessel, Seattle), Marcos Tello (Partner, Tello Demarest Liquid Assets, Los Angeles), Alex Velez (Mixologist, Crescent Gaming and Bartending School, Las Vegas) and Ann Tuennerman (Founder, Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans).

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