Bacardi Oakheart's Iron Bartender Finals 4.2.13
Out of 25 invited participants, six of Hawaii’s best bartenders made it to the finals of the 2013 Bacardi Oakheart Iron Bartender competition on April 2 at The Republik. Christian Self (39 Hotel), Justin Park (Manifest), Alicia Yamachika (Nobu, Uncle Bo's and Pint & Jigger), Dave Newman (Pint & Jigger), Roxanne Siebert (V Lounge and The Safehouse) and Mo Sanford (The Safehouse) successfully qualified to compete in the finals. They competed in four rounds: Original cocktail; speed and accuracy (competitors had to accurately pour three different measured shots and a 5 oz wine glass and make a long island ice tea, vodka cranberry and 2 kamikaze shots as quickly as possible); personality and a mystery ingredients box (shiso leaf, lime, Monster energy drink, dragon's eye fruit, raw egg, molasses and Peeps). Justin Park from the Manifest won the overall competition, winning a trip for two to Las Vegas.
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