Young’s Market held a Grey Goose Cherry Noir Launch Party and Cocktail Competition to kick off its first new flavor in five years. Competing for the honor and a spiffy blinged-out watch: Dave Newman (Nobu Waikiki), Ryan Sanford (Brasserie Du Vin), Chris McClure (Rivals Waikiki/Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai Bar), Tanner Mock (Apartment3), Justin Park (Manifest), Maria Burke (St. Germain/Imbibe Hawaii), Christina Maffei (Trump Waikiki), Jesse Greenleaf (Duke’s Waikiki). Winner: Newman’s “Burn-Yo-I-Out” (“Burn Your Eye Out”). I tried to get a photo of Dave with his outrageous new watch, but he is not a man that stands still much, and it was kind of poor lighting.
OK, so this competition was held, like 2 weeks ago, so I’m woefully behind on posting. In fact, I’m so behind that three of the seven bartenders no longer work where they did when they competed. But the photos are still pretty, so there ya go.
Hover over the images or head to the full gallery to see the descriptions of the drinks.