Chris Burmeister

Citizen rail

THE CONTESTANT

Chris Burmeister

Hometown:
Redondo Beach, California

What is the name of your cocktail?
Loose Cannon

What’s the inspiration behind this garnish?
I wanted to do something fun, whimsical, and out of the ordinary.

What’s the inspiration behind this cocktail? 
The food and ambiance here at Citizen Rail, the flavors and layers of the cocktail, and a bold, tropical, deserted island-esque look and feel.

What cocktail trends do you see occurring in Denver? 
Food pairings, marrying casual and high end, Sherry, mezcal, and sustainability.

Loose Cannon

Recipe: 
In a tin shaker, combine:

• 1-1/2 ounces Ron Zacapa 23 Year
• 3/4 ounce Cynar
• 1/2 ounce Tempus Fugit Creme de Banane
• 2 dashes Black Walnut Bitters
• 2 dashes PX Sherry
• 2 dashes Talisker 10 Year

Shake until properly diluted and chilled. Pour into ceramic mug, top with crushed/pebble ice, and garnish with mint sprig, dehydrated lime wheel, candy seashell, and banana caviar pearls.

THE GARNISH