Perennial is hosting a good-spirited mixology competition among Chicago-area bartenders, and this week I was finally able to attend one of the head-to-head matchups.
This round, it was Adam Seger from Nacional 27 versus Tim Lacey from the Drawing Room. Both used Bacardi 8 as their base, with a variety of juices, fruits, liqueurs and bitters. Tim even brought his lovely wife Lisa, to play along with his Tiki-inspired drink on her ukelele.
It was a close, close match. The guest judge, Lin Brehmer from WXRT deemed it too close to call, and deferred to the popular vote among the audience. Once the ballots were counted, the tally was 49 to 47. Adam Seger won the nail-biter. Congrats to Adam, and well done, Tim!
Here are some photos from the night.