Red-Headed Loretta @ The Good Bar

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Red-Headed Loretta @ The Good Bar

Red-Headed Loretta @ The Good Bar

Not so long ago, Chris Burmeister, the bartending chief of the Good Bar at the Goodland Hotel in Goleta, was a mixologist in San Diego, where he met a fiery red-headed girl from Ireland or Scotland named Loretta. She drank Johnnie Walker all the time, so when it was time for Burmeister to design his own drinks, the Red-Headed Loretta was born, loaded with Johnnie Walker Red, Amontillado sherry, apricot brandy, and orange bitters. It’s boozy but ever so smooth, and its ingredients alone landed Burmeister in the finals of the Diageo World Class cocktail championships. So on April 12, Burmeister must head to Honolulu to endure three rounds of cocktailing, from connecting a booze brand with a historical figure to a dealer’s choice combo round (random liquor + style + flavor profile) to a speed battle. Wish him luck, best done over one of these Lorettas.

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