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WHOLESALER IRON MIXOLOGIST COMPETITION

BEST IN SHOW

Mixologist: Nick Nistico

Mixologist Title: Beverage Program Specialist

Mixologist Company: Breakthru Beverage Florida

Nick Nistico was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and grew up in the Atlantic City area of Southern New Jersey. He currently resides in Delray Beach Florida where he is the State Beverage Program Development Specialist for Breakthru Beverage.

As Bartender Nick has managed and developed some of the most unique and successful Beverage Programs in the industry including American Cut Tribeca NYC/Atlantic City, NJ (Michelin Star chef Marc Forgione), Volver Philadelphia PA(Michelin Star chef Jose Garces), Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel Time Square NYC (Creative Director Jennifer Rubell), SoHo Beach House Miami FL,
Dolce Italian and the Regent Cocktail Club Miami FL.

Nick currently consults and builds beverage programs for hundreds of Florida Restaurants and bars as well as Walt Disney, Universal Studios and the Miami Dolphins Stadium.

In 2013 Nick won more cocktail competitions than any bartender in the world. Including over 35 regional wins and three National title wins.

He was named "Top 10 Hotel Bartenders in the World" by Travel Magazine Nick is the current Back to Back 2014/2015 WSWA Best in Show National Champion and was also member of the 2014 World Tiki Championship Team.

Nick is also a graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource 5 Day course and an internationally recognized WSET level 2 Wine & Spirits expert.
APERITIF
Cocktail Name:
Sherry In The Garden
Ingredients:
2 oz Valdespino Fino Sherry
1 oz Galliano L’Aperitivo
0.5 oz Pecan Orgeat
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
Instructions:
Shake and strain into glass
Glassware:
Steelite Nick and Norah Glass
Garnish:
Powdered Sugar Glass
LONG DRINK
Cocktail Name:
Stand Up Tall
Ingredients:
2 oz 360 Vodka
.75 oz Lemon Juice
1 bar spoon Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
2 heirloom tomatoes
.5 oz The Perfect Purée Pink Guava Puree
.5 oz Blood Orange Juice
Instructions:
Shake and strain into glass
Glassware:
Collins Glass
Garnish:
Blood Orange, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper

BEST APERITIF

Mixologist: Nick Nistico

Mixologist Title: Beverage Program Specialist

Mixologist Company: Breakthru Beverage Florida

Cocktail: Sherry In The Garden

Ingredients:
2 oz Valdespino Fino Sherry
1 oz Galliano L’Aperitivo
0.5 oz Pecan Orgeat
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Blood Orange Juice
Instructions: Shake and strain into glass
Garnish: Powdered Sugar Glass
Glassware: Steelite Nick and Norah Glass
Nick Nistico

Beverage Program Specialist

Breakthru Beverage Florida

Nick Nistico was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and grew up in the Atlantic City area of Southern New Jersey. He currently resides in Delray Beach Florida where he is the State Beverage Program Development Specialist for Breakthru Beverage.

As Bartender Nick has managed and developed some of the most unique and successful Beverage Programs in the industry including American Cut Tribeca NYC/Atlantic City, NJ (Michelin Star chef Marc Forgione), Volver Philadelphia PA(Michelin Star chef Jose Garces), Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel Time Square NYC (Creative Director Jennifer Rubell), SoHo Beach House Miami FL,
Dolce Italian and the Regent Cocktail Club Miami FL.

Nick currently consults and builds beverage programs for hundreds of Florida Restaurants and bars as well as Walt Disney, Universal Studios and the Miami Dolphins Stadium.

In 2013 Nick won more cocktail competitions than any bartender in the world. Including over 35 regional wins and three National title wins.

He was named "Top 10 Hotel Bartenders in the World" by Travel Magazine Nick is the current Back to Back 2014/2015 WSWA Best in Show National Champion and was also member of the 2014 World Tiki Championship Team.

Nick is also a graduate of the prestigious Beverage Alcohol Resource 5 Day course and an internationally recognized WSET level 2 Wine & Spirits expert.

Breakthru Beverage brings experience and innovation to the wholesale beverage business. We are a family-owned company with operations and Affiliates spanning 16 markets. More than $6 billion in annual sales are driven by 7,000 associates. Our portfolio contains the world’s best wine, spirit and beer brands.

BEST LONG DRINK

Mixologist: David Ortiz

Mixologist Title: Mixologists and Spirits Specialist

Mixologist Company: Republic National Distributing Company

Cocktail: 4/20 Kush Fizz

Ingredients:
2 oz Kush Agave
.75 oz Lime Juice
.75 oz Aqua Faba
.75 Macha Rosemary raw sugar syrup
.75 oz The Perfect Purée Pink Guava Puree
Topped with Fever Tree Club Soda
Instructions: In a Boston shaker add all ingredients, shake hard and strain into vessel.
Garnish: Rosemary
Glassware: Water Bong Glass
David Ortiz

Mixologists and Spirits Specialist

Republic National Distributing Company

David Ortiz has been fortunate enough to have spent the majority of his adult life in the Spirits industry, from behind the stick (Bar), on premise, sales, marketing and promotions. Having a long history and great experiences in the hospitality field, David has acquired the know-how, abilities and the list of contacts to make it all happen!

Backed up by thirty two years of success, as a well-seasoned Bartender/Mixologist, Spirit Specialist,
Manager, Educator and Event Planner, David has become well known on the national level and has helped better himself as a key market influencer. David has been featured as one of South Florida top and leading mixologists since the mid-90’s. Having had these extensive experiences, David has been able to relay his personal mission statement to young bartenders and front line staff members to help them provide a better guest experience.

David’s Missions statement is as follows: Education, Empowerment and Ownership! He is bilingual in Spanish and English and conduct seminars and events in the Spanish language. David have been directly responsible for helping build brand ownership with sales teams, bartenders and servers as well as retail brand champions. For the last 2 years David has been the Mixologist for Republic National Distributing Company and most recently has been the Host Mixologist on the Beach Channel’s Eat This. Drink That. Go!

RNDC is one of the nation’s leading wholesale beverage alcohol distributors, specializing in wine and spirits. As the preferred partner for alcohol producers who value the three-tier system, RNDC creates branded products and productivity for all parties involved. RNDC serves as a product liaison between suppliers and those who sell alcoholic beverages – defined by its impeccable customer service, unrivaled expertise in beverage education, and a broad product portfolio.