Katie Loeb Wins Barenjager Bartender Competition

Barenjager Honey Liqueur has announced Katie Loeb of Philadelphia as Queen Bee and first-ever female winner of the brand’s third annual national Barenjager Bartender Competition. The announcement was made Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Loeb took home an all-expense paid trip for two to Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich, Germany and $1,000.

The judging panel selected Loeb’s BarenBerry Mule from over 400 submissions from top talent across the nation.

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Barenberry Mule by Katie Loeb, Philadelphia, PA

In a shaker combine:

  • 2 parts Rittenhouse 100 proof Rye Whiskey
  • 1 part Barenjager honey liqueur
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ parts Berry Thyme Essence
  • 2 dashes peychaud’s bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well and strain into a highball glass full of fresh ice. Top with Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew Ginger beer and garnish with a lemon twist and a blackberry.

Made in Germany, Barenjager is a 70 proof honey liqueur made from neutral grain alcohol and pure premium natural honey from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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Each liter bottle contains 300 grams of pure honey and other natural ingredients resulting in a subtly sweet, spicy and herb edged taste profile.

Barenjager Honey & Bourbon is a delicious blend of premium honey liqueur and Kentucky bourbon whiskey, made with generous amounts of pure honey and all natural ingredients.


In the picture above: Grand Prize Winner of 3rd Annual National Barenjager Bartender Competition – Katie Loeb with Judge Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

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