Congratulations to Daniel Eun of PDT for his recent win of the Rhum Clément’s 3rd Annual Clement New York Cocktail Challenge
. The winning drink is a creamy rum flip interestingly named Bitches Brew
. The mix is filled with rum, and some of the best rums including Clement's Premiere Canne, Pampero Anniversario and St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram (rum-based liqueur). Add lime, demerara syrup and egg and you have a fantastic cocktail worthy of the prize.
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Another PDT bartender, Don Lee, took second with a Sargasso. This one is a mix of Clement VSOP, Lustau East India Sherry and Aperol. To round off the top three, Lydia Teissmueller of Elettaria created The Sweetie Pie, an autumn-inspired cocktail of Clement VSOP, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram and apple juice.
With this kind of showing I think my next trip to NYC warrants a trip to the East Village lounge.