Party pics: The Campari Classic

Eight of Honolulu’s top bartenders showed their creativity in a cocktail competition sponsored by Campari last night at Brasserie Du Vin. The winner, Kyle Reutner, goes on to Manahattan to compete in the national finals. If he wins there, he will head to Shanghai for the world title.

Party pics: Campari Classic

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The contenders in the Campari Classic, clockwise from left: Christian Self, Kyle Moniz, Tim Rita, Kyle Reutner, Roxanne Stebert, Justin Park, Dave Newman, and J. Rod.

Reutner’s winning cocktail was called “Pa.” Although he shared the ingredients, the drink’s magic is really in the flair and technique.

1 oz. Dolin Blanc
1 oz. grapefruit juice
1 oz. Fever Tree club soda
Dash of orange bitters
1 oz. Campari

Stir all ingredients, add ice, and garnish.