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It’s 2022 finals time! And this year we’re switching things up… @creativedrunk will still be guest judging, but we’re moving on from @amoryamargo to @cafedelenfernyc to give participants more flexibility in their submissions. While this challenge is only open to 2022 monthly winners, we wanted to share the rules with everyone to give you a sense for what they’re up against this year! Rules: - Must contain absinthe, and it must play a significant role. We did not define an exact ratio, but it's safe to say that a spray or rinse will not be enough. - All ingredients must be available at Cafe de L'Enfer. - Must be 100% vegan. - Juices, syrups, fresh ingredients, etc. ARE all acceptable, unlike all previous finals challenges. - Ingredient blending is acceptable. Infusions are not. Best of luck to all of our finalists, can’t wait to see them come through! • #homebarawards #cocktailporn #spirits #mixologist #craftcocktails #imbibegram

🇬🇧 November Best Overall 🇬🇧 Creator: @atipsygiraffe Drink: All Too Well • 🔸10ml PX Sherry 🔸30ml Dry Sherry 🔸15ml Lemon Juice 🔸15ml White Port 🔸15ml Raspberry Thyme Shrub* 🔸12.5ml Suze 🔸10ml Cointreau 🔸25g Raspberries 🔸2.5ml Pomegranate Molasses 🔸2 dashes Grapefruit Bitters 🍹Glass: Highball 🧊Ice: Crushed Sherry Ice** 🌿Garnish: Fresh Mint, Raspberries, Absinthe Mist 🎶Cocktail name: All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault) 🔹Shake everything over ice 🔹Strain into glass filled with sherry ice 🔹Garnish with mint, raspberries, and two sprays of absinthe *Raspberry thyme shrub - equal parts sugar, raspberries, and apple cider vinegar. combine sugar and raspberries with a few sprigs of thyme, cover and leave in fridge for a day or two. Strain and add apple cider vinegar with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar **Sherry ice - combine equal parts dry sherry and water, freeze in cubes. Crush. • #homebarawards #cocktails #drinkstagram #liqpic #craftcocktails #homebartender

🇺🇸 November Most Innovative 🇺🇸 Creator: @johneatsanddrinks Drink: Cranberry Cobbler Cobbler • 1.25oz Cranberry amontillado sherry (@bodegaslustau Los Arcos) 1.25oz Cobbler rye whiskey (@wildturkey 101) 0.5oz unsweetened cranberry juice 0.5oz cinnamon turbinado syrup (@deathandcompany recipe) 2 dashes cardamom bitters (@scrappysbitters, gifted) 1 dash allspice dram 1 orange slice, halved . \\\\Muddle orange in syrup. Add remaining ingredients and shake briefly until chilled. Fine strain into highball glass, fill with pebble ice. Garnish with fresh orange slice, cinnamon stick, and “cransherries” (dried cranberries rehydrated in sherry). • #homebarawards #drinkup #mixology #drinkstagram #drinks #mixologist

🇺🇸 November Best Concept 🇺🇸 Creator: @spiritedshaker Drink: Not Your Mama’s Berry Cobbler • ▪️1.5 oz Cinnamon-infused* ‘Don Nuño’ Dry Oloroso sherry @bodegaslustau ▪️1/2 oz ‘Los Arcos’ Dry Amontillado sherry @bodegaslustau ▪️3/4 oz Blueberry amaro @matchbookdistilling ▪️1/4 oz Mezcal Artesenal @codigo1530 ▪️1/4 oz Vanilla syrup** ▪️5 blueberries and a lemon wedge Add berries, lemon, and syrup to a shaker and muddle. Add ice and remaining ingredients; short shake (5 seconds), and double strain into a goblet filled with pebble ice. Garnish with a lemon wheel, blueberries, and powdered sugar-dusted mint. • #homebarawards #cheers #craftcocktails #greatdrink #cocktailgram #cocktailtime

🇧🇪 November Best Recipe 🇧🇪 Creator: @servedbysoberon Drink: Bitter Brandy Cobbler • - 45ml/1.5oz Amontillado Sherry - 15ml/0.5oz Brandy de Jerez - 15ml/0.5oz Orange Oleo Saccharum - 7,5ml/0.25oz freshly squeezed Orange Juice - 7,5ml/0.25oz Rabarbaro Sfumato - 2 dashes Black Walnut Bitters - 1 dash Angostura Bitters - - - - - HOW: Add all ingredients to a glass / Fill it up 2/3 with crushed ice / Churn to chill / Add more ice / Garnish abundantly with fresh fruit / Dust powdered sugar on top. • #homebarawards #bartender #nowdrinking #cocktailsofinstagram #spirits #homebar

🇺🇸 November Best Photo 🇺🇸 Creator: @cocktail.complex Drink: Barcelona is Burning • 🔥 2 oz Amontillado Sherry 🔥 1/2 oz Licor 43 🔥 1/2 oz Patròn Silver Tequila 🔥 1/2 oz Green Chartreuse 🔥 2 Lime Wedges 🔥 1/2 oz Salted Rosemary Vanilla Syrup 🔥 8 Muddled Raspberries 🔥 4 Dashes Scrappy’s Black Lemon Bitters 🔥 Garnish: Mint, thyme, Flaming Lime boat, raspberries Add lime wedges, raspberries and syrup to a shaker tin and muddle. Add remaining ingredients with ice and shake well. Double strain into a collins glass over cracked, clear ice. Garnish with mint, thyme, raspberries and a lime boat filled with lemon oil extract. Light all of it on fire. • #homebarawards #liquor #mixology #booze #alcohol #greatdrink

🇩🇪 November Crowd Favorite 🇩🇪 Creator: @erbsiscocktails Drink: Nutty By Nature • 2 oz fino sherry (Lustau Fino del Puerto) 1 oz oloroso sherry (Pérez Barquero Oloroso Seco »Gran Barquero«, montilla-moriles) 1/2 oz homemade hazelnut syrup 1/4 oz honey syrup (1:1) 5 drops salt solution (10%) 2 drops very good olive oil 1 slice (or 3/4 if it's a big one) pink grapefruit Garnish: 1/2 slice pink grapefruit rosemary sprigs olive Finish: spray of smoked salt solution & Laphroiag 10 Cut the grapefruit in quarters, add olive oil, salt solution and syrups. Muddle. Add crushed ice, stir, add sherry and stir, add some more ice and garnish. • #homebarawards #nowdrinking #cocktailoftheday #cocktailculture #imbibegram #cocktails

All Too Well (10 Ingredient Version) 📸: @atipsygiraffe • Being my true self, I left it to very last minute to post my November @homebarawards entry! The theme this month is Sherry Cobbler and it needs to contain Sherry, fresh fruit, and crushed ice. I started with a pretty classic Sherry Cobbler base and built on that. Using Pedro Ximenez and Manzanilla Dry Sherry, with a little white port to keep that fortified wine vibe going. The fresh fruit is raspberries, in the form of both muddled raspberries and some raspberry thyme shrub. My fave part of this cocktail though is the ice! I made a dry sherry ice, so as it melts it doesn’t dilute the drink too much and instead adds more flavour! Since it’s Spotify Wrapped day, I’m naming this one after my most listened to song. Which was All Too Well (10 Minute Version). Apparently I’m not okay 😂 And, very serendipitously, the cocktail has 10 ingredients (not counting the ice and absinthe mist haha) Ingredients: 🔸10ml PX Sherry 🔸30ml Dry Sherry 🔸15ml Lemon Juice 🔸15ml White Port 🔸15ml Raspberry Thyme Shrub* 🔸12.5ml Suze 🔸10ml Cointreau 🔸25g Raspberries 🔸2.5ml Pomegranate Molasses 🔸2 dashes Grapefruit Bitters 🍹Glass: Highball 🧊Ice: Crushed Sherry Ice** 🌿Garnish: Fresh Mint, Raspberries, Absinthe Mist 🎶Cocktail name: All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault) 🔹Shake everything over ice 🔹Strain into glass filled with sherry ice 🔹Garnish with mint, raspberries, and two sprays of absinthe *Raspberry thyme shrub - equal parts sugar, raspberries, and apple cider vinegar. combine sugar and raspberries with a few sprigs of thyme, cover and leave in fridge for a day or two. Strain and add apple cider vinegar with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar **Sherry ice - combine equal parts dry sherry and water, freeze in cubes. Crush • #drinks #liquor #liqpic #bartender #greatdrink

Hors D’Oeuvre Cobbler. 📸: @laws.and.liquids • Maybe too late for the November @homebarawards challenge, but here’s another cobbler that’s very different from the last. It’s off-dry, nutty and savory, with an undertone of juniper and lemon verbena from an Old Tom gin - just the thing to whet your appetite before a good meal. 2 oz Oloroso sherry (Hidalgo) 1 oz Nocino (@faccia_brutto_spirits) 1/2 oz Old Tom Gin (@greenhookgin) Pinch of salt Dash of aromatic bitters Combine in a mixing glass, then pour into serving glass over crushed ice. Garnished with lemon wedge, rosemary and Castelvetrano olives. • #drinkstagram #bartenderlife #homebartender #cocktailsofinstagram #booze

Pain Cobbler 📸: @thebarlesstender • @homebarawards put out a challenge for November to make a riff on a sherry cobbler. Such a simple cocktail leaves a lot of room for creativity so I jumped at the chance. My sherry cobbler borrows the tropical sensibilities of a Pain Killer by incorporating pineapple, coconut, and spices, creating a sweet richness. I hope you give it a go.     Pain Cobbler:     •3.5oz coconut fat washed Harvey’s Bristol cream sherry   •muddled pineapple   •muddled orange   •1/4oz Demerara syrup   •2 dashes pineapple allspice bitters   •bitter orange foam   •pineapple leaf/chunks and brandy cherry garnish     Foam:     •3/4oz dry curaçao   •1oz egg white   •1/4 tsp grated nutmeg   •1/4 tsp grated cinnamon   •pinch of flakes sea salt   •pinch orange zest • #imbibe #spirits #cocktails #mixologist #cocktailgram

Persimmon Sherry Cobbler 📸: @tiptoeingthrujuleps • 1.25oz Cream Sherry 0.5oz Amaro Nonino 0.5oz Rittenhouse Rye 0.25oz Ginger Liqueur 1oz Persimmon Juice 0.25oz Cranberry Simple Syrup 1 dash @crudebitters Orange and fig bitters Mixture of scant amount (in equal parts) ground cinnamon and powdered sugar Persimmon slices, skewered cranberries, and fresh mint, for garnish . Shake all ingredients except cinnamon-sugar mixture and garnish, with ice. Strain into glass over nugget or crushed ice. Garnish with a mint bouquet, fan of persimmon slices, and skewered cranberries. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over finished drink. . Up until now, I’d never made, nor had, a Sherry cobbler, to my knowledge. I do enjoy a small pour of Cream Sherry from time to time as a nightcap, and will sometimes mix a bit into other drinks, but a Sherry-forward cocktail is not something I’m super familiar with. So, when @homebarawards presented a Sherry Cobbler challenge for November, I started Googling. What stood out the most were the beautifully decadent garnishes - medleys of fruit in various forms, nestled among mint bouquets and heaps of nugget ice. The garnishes won me over, and I started conceptualizing a drink highlighting fresh, seasonal, autumnal fruits. The end result was a nice blend of flavors, with the Sherry intentionally being the one distinct ingredient that could be easily picked out from the rest. And, not being one to shy away from eating garnishes, I found that munching on the persimmon slices dusted with sugar and cinnamon deliciously complemented the overall flavor profile of the drink. • #mixology #cocteles #homebar #craftcocktail #homebartender

Spiced Cranberry Sherry Cobbler 📸: @lexlovescoffee • A seasonal beverage for when you’ve had you’re fill of peppermint hot chocolate and mulled wine. Spiced Cranberry Sherry Cobbler •2.5 oz. Oloroso sherry •0.5 oz. Fino sherry •0.5 oz. Spiced cranberry syrup • half slice of orange# • 6 raw halved cranberries * garnish with candied cranberries • #cocktailtime #homebartender #cocktailhour #cocktails #cocktailsofinstagram

Gobbler Cobbler 📸: @highalcoholcontent • Delayed Seasonality – Leftovers – “Bone” Dry – But Really Also Sweet - Skirting in right before the buzzer with my November @homebarawards entry for sherry cocktails. We’re reaching back a smidge into Thanksgiving land—though cranberries at least have that December carry-over attribute. Roasted turkey bone tincture decidedly does not though—but hopefully you still have some turkey carcass bones and a bottle of ever-handy phosphoric acid on hand to whip this part of the drink up The bone tincture—besides being a great means to achieve terrific rhyming name status—adds a dry minerality and effervescence to the drink, cutting through the drink’s sweet elements with a smidge of savory oomph that really melds the ingredients together in a great way. For whatever reason if you don’t have such an acid on hand (but who doesn’t?) add an extra lemon wedge to the muddling and it will still be good—just a bit different (again, assuming those pickled cranberries are on hand, that you even want to make this, and that you’ve even read this far in the first place) The other ingredients play small roles to support the main player sherry (one of my favorites), with tartness coming from the cranberries, molasses funk from the rum, and then surprising flavor match triforce cacao/elderflower/olive oil adding floral and roasty notes as well as a lush mouthfeel - 1.5 oz East India Solera Sherry 0.25 oz Blackstrap Rum 0.25 oz Crème de Cacao 0.25 oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur Tsp Demerara Syrup Tsp Olive Oil Tsp Turkey Bone Tincture* 4 dash Cacao Bitters 1 Lemon Wedge (1/8th Lemon) 10 Pickled Cranberries (plus more for garnish) Sage (garnish) Cardamom/Powdered Sugar for garnish *Dissolve roasted turkey bone in phosphoric acid, then dilute with water 2g acid:100g water. Play the heaviest of metal while you’re doing this Muddle lemon with cranberries. Add remaining ingredients except garnishes into shaker with handful of crushed ice and whip shake. Strain into glass and top with crushed ice. Garnish • #imbibe #drinkporn #alcohol #cocteles #homebar

Holiday Cobbler 📸: @laws.and.liquids • The @homebarawards theme for November is the sherry cobbler. The cobbler is a category of drink from the 19th century, when ice was a luxury and straws were coming into common use, that has a spirit (traditionally sherry), juice, crushed ice, and a garnish of fresh fruit. It’s been one of my favorite types of cocktail since I ordered one at Clover Club in Brooklyn sometime in the late 2000’s. Here’s a cobbler for the season. Caribbean flavors of hibiscus, allspice and rum meet apple cider, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, nutty Oloroso sherry and drizzle of cassis to ease our way from Thanksgiving through the year-end holidays. 2 1/2 oz holiday punch base* 1 1/2 oz Oloroso sherry (Hidalgo) 1/2 oz pot still rum (@owneysrum) 1/2 oz barrel-aged @currentcassis Combine punch base, sherry and rum in mixing glass. Pour into serving glass over crushed ice. Heap more crushed ice and drizzle cassis on top. Garnished with apple and seedless grapes (from @maynardfarmers via @grownycqueens), and rosemary. Drink through a straw. *Holiday punch base 5 cups apple cider (@maynardfarmers Stayman Winesap) 5 cups strong hibiscus tea 1 cup fresh orange juice 3 oz fresh lemon juice Cinnamon sticks, green cardamom, allspice, juniper berries, cloves, and black cardamom 3/4 cup turbinado sugar Orange peel In a bowl, combine sugar and peel of two oranges. Let sit for 2-3 hours to make an oleo saccharum. In a pot, toast spices over medium heat, then add cider. Bring to simmer and add oleo saccharum, peel and all. Simmer covered for 45 more minutes. Let cool and mix with hibiscus tea, orange juice and lemon juice. • #cocktails #craftcocktail #bartenderlife #cocteles #cocktailtime

Cuz Ovaries 📸: @katandthecopperfox • A botanist will call a tomato a fruit because it develops in the fertilized ovary of a flower. This is my entry for @homebarawards contest! The challenge for November was Sherry Cobbler. I like savory drinks and because Sherry is so sweet I wanted to even it out. I decided to make the crème Sherry even sweeter with the infusion of honey roasted pecans. Then introduced fresh tomato juice and Amaro Montenegro for an added citrus element. I made frozen cubes of Valentina hot sauce and sprinkled a few in the drink. As the cobbler melts a spicier element is introduced. Reminds me of a Micheleda but Sherry forward and lower abv. Sweet and savory! My measurements: …… 1 1/2 oz pecan infused crème Sherry 3/4 oz of fresh tomato juice 3/4 oz amaro Montenegro Build all the ingredients over pebble ice in a stout glass. Mix a bit then add more pebble ice and garnish. I used cherry tomatoes and basil. I’d also suggest rosemary. • #drinks #cocktailhour #spirits #greatdrink #cocktailgram

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