Over the weekend, the finals of the Cocktail World Cup were held in New Zealand. Chicago's own Charles Joly of the Drawing Room won the right to complete in this prestigious competition earlier this summer by winning a Chicago-based cocktail competition.
I don't have all the details yet, but a new press report shows that his team, USA Central, took second place in the world! They finished right behind a team from London, and finished ahead of many other teams from around the world.
Congratulations to Charles and the USA Central team!
Their creation was called "Wisdom of the Ages," and combined 42 Below Vodka, Sauvignon Blanc, Chamomile Syrup, fresh white grapefruit juice and sage leaves.
Pictures taken from the flickr.com site linked in the press release.