2008 Beverage Arts Challenge Los Angeles

In December 2008, in Los Angeles, took place "The Beverage Arts Challenge" to  search for the most creative cocktails and talented hotel bartenders in the USA.

The top 10 cocktails, as chosen by renowned mixologists Dale DeGroff, Tony Abou-Ganim, Eben Freeman and Jim Meehan, were voted on by Travel + Leisure readers nationwide.

The top three bartenders will be crowned the "Grand Mixologist".

One of the top three cocktails, "The Dreamer" by Alexander Velez from Las Vegas, is made with Jacopo Poli - Moscato grape brandy.