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Maxim's Sriracha Cocktail Contest

LAST UP: STEPHANIE




The Cocktail: The Summer Swarm


Ingredients: 
Hendricks Gin
Lemon
Honey
Sriracha
Cucumber garnish 

Directions:
Fill a shaker with crushed ice, two shots of Hendricks, juice of about one lemon, a big spoonful of honey, and five squirts of Sriracha. Shake it up, serve in a martini glass, and garnish with a cucumber (Stephanie didn't have enough time for that).

Score: 26.58 / 40

THE VERDICT:
Since Stephanie went last (note: she had the first pick of which slot and she chose last), her drink was watered down by ice. The judges also wished she had time to add the cucumber, which they thought would have added to the flavor profile of the drink.


"The judges told me mine was a spin on a classic cocktail called The Bee's Knees but they also made it apparent that my concoction was very far from being 'the bee's knees.' My excuse for my exceptionally crappy performance is a combination of three things: the time restriction in terms of chopping things, juicing lemons, etc., my lack of upper arm strength to open my cocktail shaker, and having to serve my drink last, which made it water down."

Excuses, excuses.

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