Open call for Miami bartenders as Bombay Sapphire opens entries for 13th Most Imaginative Bartender Competition!

 The 2019 Most Imaginative Bartender Competition (MIB) presented by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE will officially accept submissions now until June 30. Over the next three months, emerging bartenders from across North American can once again submit their most imaginative cocktail creations for the chance to compete amongst the nation’s top talents.  Miami is no stranger to the MIB competition.  Famed Cantinero,

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Sugar at East Hotel’s Andrew Lue takes home the title for the 2017 Regional Finals for the USBG’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition by Bombay Sapphire.

Today, some South Florida’s best bartenders in Miami got together for USBG’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition Regional Final at Beaker & Grey. Ten bartenders competed for the chance to head to London to compete in the finals.  Competitors were from some of the best bars in South Florida and also a finalist from the Carnival

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RECAP: Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender goes to Brenda Terry (Fodder & Shine, Tampa) while People’s Choice goes to Will Rivas (Macchialina, Miami Beach)!

Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition brings out some of the best ideas and creativity from bartenders all around Florida. This Tuesday, Sweet Liberty held the regional of the competition, which included competitors from all around Florida.  The interesting part is that guests not only get to see the bartenders present their cocktails and inspiration

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Bombay Sapphire hosts Most Imaginative Bartender Competition at the 1 Hotel in Miami Beach, Tampa’s Brenda Terry takes Judge’s Choice & Miami’s Will Thompson takes People’s Choice!

This week started off with a gin cocktail in way of Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender competition held at Beachcraft in the 1 Hotel in Miami Beach. The Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender competition is a popular competition in the bartender world.   The competition starts off with bartenders chosen regionally.  These bartenders then compete

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A Cantinero’s Story. (Expanded Version)

Julio Cabrera opens the front door of his Miami Lakes home donning a guayabera and with a cigar in hand. Flushed with Cuban pride, he walks us to his cherry red 1955 Chevy Truck — that he mostly restored himself. “I call him El Daiquiri.” he says, the corners of his mouth turning up while

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La Mar launches new cocktail program!

Mandarin Oriental is one of our favorite properties in Miami and it is not a surprise that La Mar landed there with a spectacular Chef.  Here in Spirited Miami, we love to talk about spirits but sometimes food is just that good.  Chef Diego Oka has done amazing work in the kitchen and now the

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