Blog Viewer

Announcing the Hampton Water Rosé Rock Star Cocktail Competition Top 5!

By Lisa McMillan posted 21 days ago

  


World-renowned Hampton Water Rosé has partnered with the United States Bartenders’ Guild to launch their first Hampton Water Rosé Rock Star Cocktail Competition. Please join us in in celebrating our Top 5 competitors who have earned their spot as one of the nation's finest mixologists and bartenders. These five competitors will move forward to the National finals in the Hamptons on July 11th with the potential to be named Hampton Water's Rosé Rock Star and receive a coveted signed Jon Bon Jovi guitar! The best part is they'll be hangin' with none other than Hampton Water's Co-Founders, Jesse Bongiovi and Jon Bon Jovi!

About the Top 5:


I started my career in a small country club in Tucson Arizona in 2006, and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2009 and began competitions as a professional flair bartender. I moved to Las Vegas in 2013 and opened mutiple bars and restaurants including Guy Fieirs Vegas Kitchen and Bar and Vanderpump cocktail lounge.

I h
old multiple certifications, including Certified Spirits Specialist, WSET 2 in Wine and Spirits, Diageo Top 100

Cocktail:
Hi-Dive

********************************

I'm a self-taught cocktail architect from Cincinnati, Ohio, in my twelfth year behind the bar. Inspired by many things, such as fresh, local ingredients, travelling, either down the street or across an ocean, books, classic and contemporary art, and a deep love of theatre.

Cocktail:
Summer Nights

********************************

I live in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. I am a photographer, artist, avid reader, and of course, a lover of quality libations (both drinking-responsibly-and creating them). I first fell in love with the world of spirits while on a trip to Germany. There I began to taste and learn about the wonderful world of wines, beer, and various fruit liquors.

Shortly after returning to the US, I joined the local chapter of the United States Bartender Guild (USBG) and began attending every bartending and spirits class, tasting, and brand sponsored event I could, as well as listening in whenever a spirit's guru held court at a local establishment.

Cocktail:
Bed of “Rosés”

********************************

Nigal Vann is a bartender at The Berkshire Room in Chicago and founder of Vannity Cocktails. In the last 15 years he's been working in bars that focused on just about every genre it comes to cocktails and spirits. He's traveled all over the country participating in cocktail competitions and working behind the scenes at many cocktail conferences, like Tales of the Cocktail.

With the changes 2020 has brought to the hospitality industry, he is making it his mission to mentor new bartenders and virtually educate consumers in a fun and unique way.

Cocktail:
Runaway

                                                                                         ********************************


@Aistis Zidanavicius

I've been bartending for more than 10 years, shaking cocktails in USA, Lithuania, Cyprus and Shanghai. Creating and making cocktails is my passion, and I always do them with love, passion and energy! I started in a small cafe by doing more coffees than any other drinks, but my ambition to become a real bartender grew very quickly by studying, learning and reading books of bartending craft and tastes. I love participating in bartenders competitions because it makes you grow faster, learn new skills and implement interesting ideas through the drinks.

In my life, I've already done around 40 competitions, and I'm always ready to do some more!

Cocktail:
Hampton Gold



Congratulations, and we wish you all the best of luck in the Hamptons! ​​​​

#RoseRockStar #HamptonWater #MakeASplash
​​​​​
1 comment
21 views

Permalink

Comments

19 days ago

This is gonna be fun! Cheers!