Grand Avenue Freezeout

Arbella and Cutwater Spirits present GRAND AVENUE FREEZEOUT – a friendly, neighborhood cocktail competition with a lot of liquid nitrogen! We LOVE our liquid nitrogen!!!

Nine bartenders will compete for a chance to win $500 cold hard cash, a coveted Cutwater Championship Belt, and the ultimate bragging rights. How to win this? These bartenders need to get creative with Cutwater Spirits, liquid nitrogen, and a secret ingredient!

Attendees will have an opportunity to vote! Snacks and punch will be provided during the competition. Come support your favorite barkeep and have a little fun. Mark your calendar kids!

MON, AUG 14

  • Cutwater White Rum
  • Bartenders
  • Christian Better of The Berkshire Room
  • WINNER!!! Ryan Hoffman of Midtown Athletic Club Chicago
  • Sarah O'Malley of Nico Osteria

MON, SEPT 11

  • Cutwater Barrel-Aged Gin
  • David Disney, Good Fortune
  • Nikki Allen, Apogee at Dana Hotel
  • WINNER!!! Aaron, The Dawson

MON, OCT 16

  • Cutwater Spiced Rum
  •  Alexis of Drifter
  • (WINNER!) Paolo of Devereaux
  • Caitlin of Stout

MON, NOV 13 - CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN!

  • Cutwater Opah Liqueur
  • 8/14 Winner: Ryan Hoffman of Midtown Athletic Club Chicago
  • 9/11 Winner: Aaron Pollack, The Dawson
  • 10/16 Winner: Paolo Acuna, Devereaux