Four bartenders faced a mystery box of random ingredients including a local spirit. Each bartender used their skill and wit to create a unique drink that blended all the herbs, spices, and syrups together. It was a night of community and celebration as one walked away a winner, the rest were 86’d.


The champion of the evening was Ricky Yarnall with his masterpiece of a drink.

Lick the Salt, Take the Shot, Eat the Orange

1 oz Fernet

1 oz Dolin Blanc

.5 oz Seabold Ginger Cordial

.5 oz Mandarin Orange Juice

.5 oz Cold Brew Coffee

.5 oz Demerara Sugar Syrup

.25 oz Lemon Juice

Garnished with rosemary salt and mandarin orange. You will find this new drink on Bar Mateo’s menu at Zinc Cafe for a limited time only. Congratulations Ricky, and a big thanks to everyone involved!


Special shout out to all of of our sponsors: Zinc Cafe, Spice Station, Seabold Ginger Beer, Ventura Spirits, Craft Sprits, Miracle Mile Bitters, St. Vincent Syrups, Jenn Wong of Way of the Wong, Joe keeper of Barkeeper, David Kaplan of Death & Co, and our very own Karl Steuck. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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