And Then There were five... History will be created this evening at Devon House when a bartender of the year will be announced. Who will it be?

The 21st Staging Of The Jamaica Observer Table Talk Food Awards: This evening

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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Gossett Brown

Bar supervisor at Rock House Hotel, Negril, Westmoreland

Jah Mek


1 1/2 oz tamarind-infused juice

1 oz home-made sweet vermouth

4 dashes grapefruit bitters

1 oz Campari

Garnish with flame rum tamarind balls

A Walk in the Garden


2 oz Johnnie Walker Black

2 oz egg fruit liqueur

3 dashes home-made bitters

1 oz sweet vermouth

Garnish with flamed orange peel

Melisa Fletcher

Bartender at The Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Montego Bay, St James

A New Jamaica Splash


3 oz home-made Jamaica sorrel

5 leaves basil

3 slices lime

3 slices orange

1 oz simple syrup

Garnish with basil

Johnnie Creamy Girl


1 piece lemongrass stick

1/2 lime

1/2 oz home-made lemongrass syrup

2 oz Johnnie Walker Black

1 oz home-made coconut milk

Garnish with orange peel

Trevor Luke

Bartender at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, New Kingston

Observer Bird


1 oz Vodka

1/2 oz Apple Vodka

1/2 oz Apple sour

1 1/2 oz pineapple juice

1 oz pineapple syrup

2 drops ginger extract

NB: The Observer Bird was paired with a sweet and sour shrimp

Walk With Passion


1 oz Johnnie Walker Black

1 oz rosemary syrup

2 drops ginger extract

2 drops Scotch Bonnet bitters

1 oz passion fruit

1/2 oz Myers's rum

1/2 oz Amaretto

Smoked apple wood

Top with ginger beer soda

Donnine Wilson

Lead bartender at The Half Moon Hotel

Wake up


2 oz Blackwell Rum

1 oz coffee liqueur

2 cubes brown suagr

Top with coconut cocoa foam and coconut flakes

Cool Cool Johnnie


1 1/2 oz Johnnie Walker Black

3 oz coconut water

Top with ginger ale

Andrew Weir

Bartender at Russell T-20 Restaurant & Sports Bar, Old Harbour

Jackie Chew


1 oz coconut rum

1 oz jackfruit syrup

1/2 oz Appleton Genesis

1/2 oz Jackfruit Vodka

Sparkie Walking Sweet & Sour Toe


3 oz sweet and sour extract

1 oz Johnnie Walker Black

1 oz tamarind and stinking toe (Hymenaea courbaril) syrup

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