First Coast Magazines: Toast of the Coast 12/12/15

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First Coast Magazine and Absolut Vodka hosted a craft cocktail competition called Toast of the Coast the other day.

Toast of the Coast Competitors included: TacoLu, Restaurant Medure, MOJO no.4 Urban BBQ Whiskey Bar, Taverna, Dos Gatos, The Volstead, Grape & Grain Exchange, Sidecar, Restaurant Orsay, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails

The People’s Choice winner was Matt Carson from Sidecar and the Judge’s Choice winner was Gabby Saul from Restaurant Medure!

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All cocktail pictures below were taken by John Langley
Follow him on Instagram @drinkjax

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Entry from Restaurant Medure

Created by Gabby Saul

Indian Summer – Absolut Vodka, Roasted Pineapple and Masala Curry Cordial, House-made Creme de Coconut, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Fresh Lime Juice, Coconut Milk, and Pickled Fresno Chili

This my favorite and overall judges winner. It tasted like Fusion Food Truck in a glass.

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Entry from Orsay

Created by John Strickland

Fall in Florida – Absolut 80 Proof Vodka, Lime Juice, Green Apple Puree, Genepy Des Alpes, St. Elizabeth Allspice Allspice Dram, and Fee Brothers Cardamom Bitters

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Entry from TacoLu

Mary’s Smokin Berry – Absolut Vodka, Cranberry Rosemary Agave Nectar, Lemon Bitters, Lemon Zest, and Rosemerry Infused Mezcal

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Entry from Mojo BBQ

Created by John Preston Moore

Wellington to Melbourne – Absolut Vodka, Becherovka, Lemon Juice, Kiwi Shrub, and Cardamaro

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Entry from Taverna

Created by Brian Binniker

Orange is the New Black – Absolute Vodka, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Fee Brothers Cardamom Bitters, Local Orange Marmalade, Local Honey Syrup, Lemon Juice, and Charred Orange

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Entry from Moxie

Created by John Schaefer

The Ebenezer – Absolut Vodka, Plymouth Gin, Lillet Blanc, Suze, Grapefruit OLeo-Saccharum, and Grapefruit Juice

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Entry from Sidecar Jax

Lust for Life – Absolut Vodka, Benedictine, Lemon Juice, Peychaud’s Bitters, Simple Syrup, and Raspberry Preserves

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Entry from Grape and Grain Exchange

Created by Instagram- @Gypsybartender

Ace of Base – Absolut Vodka, Kronan Swedish Punsch, Lemon Juice, and Lingonberry Syrup

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All pictures below were taken by Kristen Penoyer
Check out her sexy photos at www.kristenpenoyer.com
Follow her on Instagram @kristen.penoyer

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Taverna shaking it up

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Tuna Tacos from Restaurant Medure: This was my favorite little bite. I ate 6 of these and I had no shame.

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Orsay

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Sweet by Holly

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