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Cocktail Recipes from a World Class Bartender

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jun 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-20 13:10:14-04

Mixologist Patrick Abalos made a Ketel One Espresso Martini and a Johnnie Walker “Stir Crazy”. The top 15 regional finalists are competing in Nashville for the title of 2022 US Bartender of the Year as USBG Presents World Class Sponsored by Diageo. The competition is open to the public Monday and Tuesday June 20-21 from 9am-6pm at the Virgin Hotel Nashville. Stop by the hotel lobby to get a tokes to view the competition.

Ketel One Espresso Martini


  • 2 oz Ketel One
  • .75 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 1 oz Fresh Espresso
  • .5 oz Turbinado Syrup
  • 2 dash Saline Solution
  • Coffee Beans


  • Chill coupe glass with pebble ice.
  • In a mixing tin, combine all ingredients. Shake vigorously for 7-10 second.
  • Dump ice out of coupe glass. Double strain into glass.
  • Garnish with three coffee beans.

Johnnie Walker “Stir Crazy”


  • 1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • 1.25 oz Highball Cordial
  • 4 oz Sparkling Water
  • Lime
  • Orange


  • Fill 10 oz collins or similar glass with ice
  • Combine Johnnie Walker Black Label, highball cordial, and then sparkling water.
  • Gently stir – be careful not to over stir or you will lose some of your bubbles from the sparkling water.
  • Top with ice to fill the glass.
  • Peel lime and orange at a 45-degree angle. With the pith part facing you, pinch the peel side over the glass to express the oils and then place down on the side of the glass.