Kapow Wins Winterfest Absolut Cocktail Contest

Kapow Noodle Bar in Mizner Park was awarded the distinct honor of “The Official Cocktail of the 2013 Winterfest Boat Parade”.  Our mixologist, Angela Dugan, came up with the concoction for the 2013 Absolut Vodka “Winterfest Cocktail Contest.  The contest was open to all bartenders in S. Florida who represented their respective place of employment.  Kapow’s cocktail, “The Anchor Clanker” was voted on by a local industry expert and food & beverage writer from New Times’ “Short Order” food and beverage blog.

Round 1 of the contest was a social-media driven popularity contest that gave each entrant two looooong weeks to beg their friends & family to “vote” on their cocktail.  The top 3 most popular cocktails advanced to the final round which took on a more traditional judged format. Our bar maven was up against some stiff competition; Lisa from The Downtowner Saloon and Will from The Melting Pot in Coral Springs brought their booze and their A-game but Angela and Kapow came out on top!  The judge from New Times said that The Anchor Clanker was “very balanced and showcased Absolut Vodka in the best way.”  She continued by saying “it was very impressive how Angela utilized fresh ingredients from the Kapow garden”.

We are honored, humbled and excited! We can’t wait to add this to our trophy case!

If you’re wondering what the winning recipe was made of, there’s two ways to get it…

  1. Swing by Kapow Noodle Bar in Mizner Park and ask the bartender
  2. Whip it up yourself using our (not so) Top Secret recipe:

1.5 oz   Abolut Vodka
4-5  Thai Basil leaves picked
1 slice  Fresno Pepper (also known as a “red jalapeño)
1/2 oz  fresh Lime
3/4oz Agave
Dash Smoked Black Pepper.

Muddle smoked black pepper, Fresno pepper, Thai basil and lime. Add remaining ingredients to shaker and fill with ice. Shake and then double strain into a rocks glass.


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This holiday season, give the gift that lets your friends keep on eating!