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Alex Renshaw of Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago was one of three U.S. finalists chosen to compete in the 2012 Angostura® Bitters Cocktail Challenge on October 18, 2012. Watch the video below to see his entertaining performance as he crafts his two competition cocktails, Selective Hearing and Straight To Voicemail.

Learn more about Alex and try one of his cocktail recipes below!

Selective Hearing

1 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
1 oz Averna
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
5 dashes of Angostura® aromatic bitters
3 muddled raspberries

Shake and strain (use hawthorne and fine strainer) and pour into a 5 oz Coupe. Garnish with a floating raspberry.

Straight to Voicemail

2 oz Angostura® 5 year Rum
3/4 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz fresh pineapple juice
1/4 oz fresh lemon juice
5 dashes of Angostura® aromatic bitters
1/4 of a muddled banana
Shake and strain (use hawthorne and fine strainer) and pour into a bubble glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with two Luxardo Maraschino Cherries on a pick.