Articles Tagged: Brandon Josie

Effen’s Art of Design SF Cocktail Contest

We recently attended Effen Vodka‘s Art of Design Cocktail Contest in SF and our very own Jonas Halpren was one of the three judges, along with USBG President, Dave Nepove, and Wine Fashoinista, Mary Orlin.

In a very cool space at the Terra Gallery in SOMA, Effen gathered 10 Bay Area mixologists from near and far. The mixologists were then paired into teams of two (not quite sure how the pairing occurred—secretly planned twosomes or … Read more

Little Briar Rose

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Created by Brandon Josie (15 Romolo) and Susan Eggett (Forbidden Island) for the Effen Vodka Art of Design Mixologist Contest. The Little Briar Rose was the winner in San Francisco, 2011.

1 ½ oz EFFEN® Vodka Black Cherry
½ oz Gran Classico
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz Limoncello
¾ simple syrup
1 dash of black walnut bitters
1 Pinch of Rosemary

Slap rosemary and add to shaker with all of the ingredients. … Read more