Antico’s Alex Ciomartan proved on Tuesday that he knows his was around a corkscrew just as well as a Boston tin, taking top spot in the Enotria Wine Cocktails Competition.
Both of his drinks impressed the judges (including Peter Dorelli and Ryan Chetiyawardana), but it was his Jerry-Thomas-inspired upgrade of the Spritzer that sealed the deal. See below for the drink spec.
Ciomartan won himself a trip to Sicily to see Planeta’s vineyards and to explore the bar scene in Palermo.
by Alex Ciomartan, Antico
GARNISH Botanist bouquet garni*
METHOD Build over ice cubes
100ml Yealands Black Label Riesling
*fresh rosemary, thyme, peppermint, tarragon, bay leaf, lavender flowers and the zest of half a lemon.