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PHOTO: AMY K. FELLOWS PHOTO: AMY K. FELLOWS SPEED TASTING OUR FIRST COCKTAIL SPEED ‘ Season Tis the ❆ The cocktail Speed Tasters, left to right: Marc Smith of Shangri-La Hotel; Boe Trumbull of SBE Group; THE TASTING PANEL’s Anthony Dias Blue; Claudia Maia, Beverage Director for the Richard Sandoval Group (including Zengo); Mark Schwarz of the Wine House, Los Angeles; and Alex Carlton, founder of Funkin. 76 / the tasting panel / december 2010 TASTING SHOWCASES SEASONALITY, PERSONALITY AND FUNKINALITY THE TASTING PANEL has been making the rounds in the realm of spirits with our signature Speed Tastings, but this time, we decided to put brands and mixologists to the ultimate test in our very fi rst cocktail Speed Tasting. We wrangled 12 of the hottest spirits brands out there and put them to work at Santa Monica, CA’s gorgeous new eatery, Zengo. The challenge: Using Funkin fruit purées, wow our elite panel of judges with a specially-created seasonal cock- tail that will keep them warm on those long wintry nights. Here’s our report on why these cocktails have seasonality, personality and Funkinality, along with our panel’s notes.

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