The state's best mixologists will be pouring it on -- and pouring out the drinks -- Sunday, April 26, at the first Colorado Cocktail Classic competition, sponsored by the Colorado Bartenders Guild. Go to Trios Enoteca,1730 Wynkoop Street, at 6 p.m. to cheer on your favorite bartenders and enjoy some great cocktails. Trios Enoteca will be featuring happy-hour prices all night, with $4 Absolut cocktails and free appetizers.
The bartenders competing to go (all expenses paid) to the National USBG Competition in San Francisco on May 12 are: Adam Hodak from Osteria Marco, Al Henkin from Frasca Food + Wine, Anika Zappe and Jocelyn Gallegos from Root Down, Jared Boller from Nine75, Ky Belk from Elway's in Cherry Creek, Rachael Hendrix from Jonesy's EatBar, Mark Logan Ross and Nathan Windham from Blondies in Colorado Springs and Sean Kenyon from Steuben's. And I'll be among the judges.
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Stay tuned to hear if any of our local bartenders win the regional USBG competition and move on to compete against the nation's best bartenders for a chance to represent the United States at the International Cocktail Competition. For more information, go to www.heartofsin.com/CBG.