We Have a Winner! Introducing the Magnificent Bastard Cocktail

After seven weeks of cocktail taste testing, the Magnificent Bastard (of magnificentbastard.com fame) has selected a winner of our first official cocktail contest.

Congratulations, Bryan Swanson! We’ve already made your drink and we concur, it’s 100% MB. Don Draper would definitely be down.

It’s smooth and sophisticated with a taste that confidently whispers “classic.” Well done.

The Magnificent Bastard

2 oz Bulleit bourbon
1 oz Berentzen Apfelkorn
1/8 oz Laphroaig 10-year-old scotch
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir vigorously for 20-30 seconds. Strain into ice-filled rocks glass.

Magnificent Bastard Cocktail

You can check out all of the details and some interesting cocktail Q&A with Bryan, right here.

According to the interview, Bryan plans on buying a whole lot of Fever Tree Tonic Water with his $500 KegWorks gift card. In case it wasn’t obvious before, we like this guy.

Don’t forget to take a look at these, too:

The Runners Up

The Bracket (the winner was selected using this NCAA basketball-style single-elimination tournament bracket.)

Many thanks to the Magnificent Bastard, his team and all who submitted entries! We’re proud to have been a small part of such a successful contest and we’re relieved to know that the world finally has a brand new classic cocktail to enjoy.



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