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THE TASTING PANEL’S “MAKE YOUR BEST SHOT!” COMPETITION CONTINUES, CAUSING A Shot Circuit ast month we showcased the best concoctions from Chicago and San Francisco’s fi nest shot makers. Their challenge: Use HARLEM Kruiden Liqueur and any other ingredients to make a creative two-ounce pour. The national tour continued in Los Angeles, Orange County, New York, Miami and Phoenix/Scottsdale. Here’s a re-cap of our Judges’ Choice and Fan Favorite winners, who will move on to the HARLEM Shot Showcase at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. The event will further highlight the versatility of HARLEM as a complex herbal spirit and how well it measures in a shot. We’ll keep you posted on that adventure next month! Entries from Chicago and San Francisco wowed judges and attendees alike, proving that the art of the shot is truly on the rise. Following suit, the shots from L.A, Orange County, Miami, NYC and Phoenix rose to the challenge and did not disappoint. Shots were judged on a score of 1–50, with ten points offered in each of the following categories: 1) Technical skills and presentation fl air 2) Appearance 3) Taste L 4) Creativity 5) Inspiration The Judges’ Choice for winning artisan shot in Los Angeles was the HARLEM Express by Dan Long of First & Hope. LOS ANGELES photos by Amy K. Fellows Waterloo and City, the latest LA foodie hot spot in Culver City, played host to the Los Angeles Competition. There, bartenders from the City of Angels showcased HARLEM in its best light, making the Judges’ Choice and Fan Favorite voting a close one. Judges’ Choice: Dan Long HARLEM Express 1 oz. HARLEM Kruiden Liqueur ¾ oz. chilled espresso ¼ oz. vanilla syrup Shake and strain into a shot glass. In a separate container, shake ¼ oz. cream until slightly whipped. Float cream on top of shot. Dan Long of First & Hope. Fan Favorite: Quenten Rouse Dutch Pound Cake 1 oz. HARLEM Kruiden Liqueur ½ oz. Malibu rum ½ oz. Frangelico Hazelnut Shake with ice and strain into a chilled shot glass. Garnish with a sugared lemon. Quenten Rouse of Downtown Brewing Co. in Paso Robles, CA. november 2010 / the tasting panel / 59 PHOTO: AMY K. FELLOWS

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