Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pictures from the Drink Named Vengeance Contest Finals held in Denver Colorado

The event - The Drink Named Vengeance Contest Finals.

The time - October 7th, 2014

The Location - Denver Colorado - The BSide 17th Ave & Humboldt.

The Highly Skilled Contestants -

  Area 1
              1) James Vickers

              2) Charles Oh

              3) Andreas Pejovic

              4) Allison Widdecomb

              5) Jake Novotny

              6) William E. Golde III

   Area 2

              7) Adam Douglas

              8) Carly Raemer

              9) Nathaniel Maston

              10) Dustin Hoeft

              11) Patrick Ruberto

              12) Mike Chary

              13) Brandon Parker

              14) Joshua-Peter Smith

The 6 Judges 

              Bryan Koepke-Author of the debut Crime Thriller "Vengeance", book 1 of the Reece Culver series.

              Billie Keithley-Liquid Chef and Brand Ambassador for Breckenridge Distillery.

              Justin Lloyd-BSide and Star Bar owner.

              Kevin Galaba-Westword food and beverage writer.

              Andra Zeppelin-Eater Denver editor. 

              Jensen Cummings- Heroes Like Us founder.

The Drink Named Vengeance

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Let's hear it for Reece Culver's new signature Drink named Vengeance.

On Tuesday October 7th Breckenridge Distillery hosted the final competition to Invent the Drink Named VENGEANCE at The BSide in Denver Colorado.  The event showcased 14 Colorado based professionals who each made their own version of the new drink after studying the debut thriller in the Reece Culver series.  The best part of the event was that it raised $1200 for the Heroes Like Us Non-Profit Organization.

The people's choice award went to Mike Charry of Boulder's Centro Latin Kitchen.

At the end of the night the 6 judges picked Joshua Peter Smith's Cocktail as the winner.

Here are the ingredients and the Drink named Vengeance as created by the author, Bryan Koepke.

Vengeance Cocktail | Joshua Peter Smith, works at Justice Snow’s in Aspen Colorado.

The winning drink recipe:

2 oz Breckenridge Vodka, 1 oz Aperol, .5 oz Grand Marnier, stir over ice, serve in a coupe glass rinsed with Breckenridge Bourbon, garnish with orange zest and peel, and enjoy sweet Vengeance.

In case you're wondering what the drink looks like recreated by yours truly: