Ten of South Florida's best bartenders went “glass to glass” at the 10 Cane Surf's Up Mixology Contest to see who could concoct the freshest rum cocktail for 2013.
More than 100 guests watched and cheered on their favorite contestants at the event while enjoying farm-to-glass mojitos, live music from Gold Dust Lounge, and a 'surfing' photo area. After lots of delicious concoctions were sampled, the first place prize of a 10-foot paddle board went to John Lermayer, of The Regent Cocktail Club, for his modern spin on a daiquiri, dubbed ‘The Perfect 10!’ Judges Aaron Birnbaum, the 10 Cane National Ambassador, Trisha Cancilla, 10 Cane’s Regional Marketing Manager, and Miami.com editor Fred Gonzalez awarded second and third place prizes to Jake Bereson of Hyde Beach at SLS and Egor Polonskiy of the James Royal Palm. The Miami Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves, and beaches, raffled off a 6-foot custom designed surfboard and presented their Rise Above Plastics Campaign which encourages consumers to remember three easy steps when ordering drinks at their table or at the bar: "Skip the Straw", "Keep the Napkin" and "Reuse my Drink Cup". The 10 Cane Jeep, which was on site to greet guests, will continue the brand's National Surf Tour in Florida through May before heading to Texas, Chicago, Long Island, Massachusetts, Arizona, and California. For more information visit www.10cane.com