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Portland Mixologist Wins Shot at International Recognition

By November 7, 2012Top News

In September, 50 of the top mixologists from the U.S. and Canada competed in Las Vegas for the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Bartender Summit, sponsored by Bombay Sapphire® gin and GQ Magazine, each of them having already proven themselves as their hometown’s mixology master. After two days of rigorous cocktail-making, the USBG announced Portland’s Nathan Gerdes as the nation’s “Most Imaginative Bartender.” Gerdes will be featured both inside and on a special edition cover of GQ Magazine’s December 2012 issue alongside his cocktail, the Hanoi Strip Sour, made with Bombay Sapphire gin, fresh lime juice, a specialty “Pho” syrup and St. Germain, was the nation’s “Most Imaginative.”

Nation's Most Imaginative Bartender Nathan Gerdes and his winning BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail, the Hanoi Strip Sour. (PRNewsFoto/BOMBAY SAPPHIRE(R))


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