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Tales of the Cocktail 2018 Official Cocktail Winner: Spiced Nashi by Willy Estrada


This year’s Tales of the Cocktail competition winner for best cocktail goes to Willy Estrada from KOMODO in Miami, Florida!

Estrada’s cocktail, the Spiced Nashi, stood out among the others as a winner this year and just like the judges – I can see why.

Chris Hannah, competition judge and Head Bartender at New Orleans’s famed French 75 Bar (and in my mind, the king of the 75) said “ ’Twas a pleasure to judge such amazing variances of the drink I’m so proud of and become synonymous with. As the proverb goes, ‘when life gives you lemons (or in the winner’s case, limes), you make French 75s.”

Estrada says, “It’s just unbelievable to have the honor to have my cocktail named official cocktail of Tales of the Cocktail 2018. I love crafting cocktails and getting creative as well as having the opportunity to showcase my passion for mixology. I enjoy playing with different flavors that can create something magical.”

His creative and bold flavored spin on the 75 is shaken up with fresh kaffir lime leaves, Fords Gin, St George Spiced Pear Liqueur, Matcha Tea Syrup and fresh lime – then served up in a Champagne flute and topped with G.H. Mumm Brut Champagne. …. Yes please!

I look forward to trying the Spiced Nashi cocktail at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans – come out and join us from July 17th to 22nd, 2018. Get the full schedule or purchase tickets by clicking the ticket below: