kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Bombay Sapphire Inspired Bartender Search

Bombay Sapphire, The United States Bartender Guild, and GQ Magazine have just announced the finalist of Washington DC’s “Inspired Bartender Search” as part of an ongoing activity to find the US’ most creative mixologist.

Mixologist Milo Rodriguez traveled through DC last week to taste the local bartenders most exciting, creative libations, using Bombay Sapphire.

Congrats to winner Duane Sylvestre of Bourbon Steak at The Four Seasons (2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW) and his winning recipe the West End Fizz. Duane will head to Las Vegas at the end of August to mix and mingle with the other 39 finalists for a chance to be the 2010 Inspired Bartender.

West End Fizz Courtesy of Duane Sylvestre, Bourbon Steak, Washington, DC 1 1/2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin 3/4 oz. grapefruit juice 3/4 oz. lemon juice 1/2 oz. ginger syrup (simple syrup infused with freshly grated ginger) 2 leaves Opal basil 1 egg white 2 1/2 oz. club soda

Combine grapefruit and lemon juice with syrup and basil and muddle.  Add egg white and Bombay Sapphire. Add ice, shake and double strain onto chilled highball glass without ice, and add club soda.