Juniper's Ryan Foster is competing in this year's contest and he makes a drink while Mariam Parker with the Austin Food and Wine Alliance talks about the event.
Looking to make Ryan's drink? The recipe is as follows:
.5 oz Waterloo gin
.75oz Italicus Rosolio
.75oz Cynar 70
.25oz Lemon juice
.25oz Lime juice
1 heaping TBSP strawberry preserves
2 slices orange cut into quarters and muddled
Add all to shaker tin, shake with ice, and double strain over crushed or cubed ice
Top with topo chico or other sparkling water.
Fresh strawberry, orange slices, and mint for garnish.