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Local Bartenders Battle for Pisco Sour Supremacy

February 5, 2016
Pisco Sour Competition Comes to Dallas! | SwineAndSwill.com

Saturday afternoon, North Dallas will be the site of a head-to-head-to-head battle of pisco sours, just in time for the cocktail’s holiday, celebrated annually in Peru.

From 4 to 6 p.m., eight of the area’s top bartenders will gather at the Pisco Cocktail Duel to whip up their own unique take on the pisco sour; prizes (and bragging rights) shall be awarded. The eight participating cocktail masters hail from High & Tight, Oak, Whiskey Cake, Thompson’s and Parliament, among other fine drinking establishments. Best part is that this FREE event will be open to the public … and I’ll be one of the judges!

Two main prizes will be awarded: the Jury Award, a $500 honor bestowed based on the judges’ preferences, and the $100 People’s Choice Award, voted on by guests. That’s right, cocktail fiends – you get to sample some pisco sour greatness and get a say in who wins!

Not only are the eight talented bartenders taking center stage at the Duel, but four pisco brands will be the spotlighted spirits featured in the competitors’ drinks: Barsol, Cuatro Gallos, Pisco Portón and Santiago Queirolo. After the Duel ends, stick around and meet some of these brand’s ambassadors for a special happy hour at the Westin’s bar (with drinks for purchase).

Since it’s hard for me to think of a better way to spend a late Saturday afternoon than sipping some sure-to-be-incredible cocktails, I hope you’ll join me for the Pisco Sour Duel tomorrow!

Pisco Cocktail Duel

Where: Westin Hotel Dallas Park Central, 12720 Merit Dr, Dallas
When: 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Who: Bartenders from top DFW bars, four pisco brands and their ambassadors
Why: Because it is simply the best way to toast National Pisco Sour Day.

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