Captain Morgan Flavors Bartender Contest

Chicago-area bartenders face off in the Captain Morgan Flavors Bartender Contest to see whose flavored rum drinks are best
By Time Out editors in association with Captain Morgan White Rum |
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Flavored rum has been taking off at bars in Chicago (and not just cocktail bars either) over the past few years. The new Captain Morgan flavors – Pineapple Rum, Coconut Rum and Grapefruit Rum - are a blend of 5 times distilled Caribbean white rum and delicious all natural flavors. Chicago bartenders are facing off to see who can make the best cocktail with the new spirits. Check out all the contestants and their recipes below, then vote for your favorite. The 10 bartenders who receive the most votes will compete at a live event in June to crown the Best 3 Cocktails.

Check out the contest winners and recap of the event.

Contestants in the Captain Morgan Flavors Bartender Contest

Ariel Butzine of Adobe Gilas

El Capitan
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Rum Runner mix
Fresh orange juice
Fresh cranberry juice
Fill with ice in mixing glass
Shake, pour over ice, top with Sprite

Try it at Adobe Gilas (5455 Park Place, Rosemont).

Lauren Schroder of Bandito Barneys

Captains Hook
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Fresh lime juice
Simple syrup
Cream of coconut
Splash of pineapple juice
Top with Sprite and ice

Try it at Bandito Barneys (10 N River Road, East Dundee).
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Katie Stump of Buddyz

The Stumper
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Pimm's Blackberry/Elderflower
Top with cranberry juice, splash of 7Up and orange slice garnish.

Try it at Buddyz (1138 N Green St, McHenry).

Jose Mendoza of Café Con Leche

Passion D'Noche
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Guava puree
Pineapple juice
Simple syrup
Lime juice

Try it at Cafe Con Leche (2714 N Milwaukee, Chicago).
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Tina Sullivan of Cavanaugh's Bar

Pina-Rita 
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Silver tequila
Grand Marnier
Fresh lime squeezed
Sweet/sour
Pineapple juice
Salt & sugar rimmed glass garnished with lime, pineapple and cherry

Try it at Cavanaugh's Bar (53 W Jackson, Chicago).

Adriane of Chatterbox

Island Dream
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Sour Apple liqueur
Peach schnapps
Shake and serve in a Collins glass. Top with Bols Blue foam and garnish with an orange and cherry

Try it at Chatterbox (330 Old McHenry Rd, Long Grove).
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Jose Rosas of Don Pedro

Captain Coco Colada
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Cream of coconut
Vanilla ice cream
Vanilla extract
Pineapple juice

Try it at Don Pedro (316 Torrence, Calumet City).

Jason of Duffy's

Booty Trap 
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Peach schnapps
Pineapple juice

Try it at Duffy's (420 1/2 Diversey Pkwy, Chicago).
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Alfredo Felix of Fiesta Mexicana

Waiting On It
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Fresh pineapple
Sugar
Mint leaves
Splash of soda water
Dash of bitters

Try it at Fiesta Mexicana (2423 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago).

John Chesny of The Green Door

The Green Door
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
St. Germain
Shake and top with kombucha tea

Try it at The Green Door (678 N Orleans, Chicago).

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Jesse Blancas of Harry Caray's Navy Pier

Captain's Demise
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Simple Syrup
Pear Puree
Lemonade
Garnish Lemon Twist

Try it at Harry Caray's Navy Pier (700 E Grand, Chicago).

Marilyn McCugh of Harry Caray's Water Tower

Morgan's Punch
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Orange juice
Pineapple juice
Grenadine
Peach syrup
Garnish with orange and cherry

Try it at Harry Caray's Water Tower (835 N Michigan, Chicago).
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Manny Gonzales of Innjoy

Innjoy Captain
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Fresh lime juice
Simple syrup
Bitters
Campari
Splash ginger beer
Garnish with a lime wedge

Try it at Innjoy (2051 W Divison, Chicago).

Alex Fowler of Ja Grill

Lake Park
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Simple syrup
Splash of fresh lime
Cranberry juice
Lime garnish

Try it at Ja Grill (1510 E Harper, Chicago).

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Jason of Jacqueline's

PinoCoChata 
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® White Rum
Cream liqueur
Pineapple juice

Try it at Jacqueline's (3420 N Broadway, Chicago).

Sarah Bushman of JT's Porch

Pirates Pleasure 
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Club soda
Orange juice

Try it at JT's Porch (665 W Roosevelt, Lombard).
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Lana of The Junction

Juicy Caboose
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Guava nectar
Mango nectar
Splash of pineapple coconut water
Splash of ginger beer
Splash of cranberry juice
Splash of pineapple juice
Cherry, orange, lemon and lime garnish

Try it at The Junction (225 S Canal St, Chicago).

Jose Lozano of La Cantina

Pirate's Mojito
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Muddled cucumber
Mint leaves
Lime
Orange
Sugar with Sprite/soda

Try it at La Cantina (1911 S Michigan, Chicago).
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Sam of Landmark Inn

Captain's Paradise
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Soda
Splash of lemonade
Muddle mint leaves
Serve in a margarita glass with a salted rim and garnish with a lime and grapefuit wedge

Try it at Landmark Inn (1352 Shemer Rd, Northbrook).

Mia Michele Beale of Legend's

Captain White Coconut Peachtini
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
Peach schnapps
Fresh lemon juice
Pineapple juice
Shake with ice and serve up in a martini glass with a lemon slice

Try it at Legend's (620 W Veteran's Parkway, Yorkville).
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Melanie Groenendal of Legends

Legend's Shiver Me Timbers
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Coconut water
Top with a splash of ginger ale

Try it at Legends (9710 W 191st St, Mokena).

Ricky Braglia of Maria's

Capitan's Daiquri on the Dock
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Pineapple Juice
Simple Syrup
Sour Mix
Fresh Mango
Blend and serve frozen

Try it at Maria's (1905 N Harlem, Chicago).
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Ashley Mastrianni of McGees

Ashley's Spicy Pineapple Mojito
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Mint leaves
Pineapple
Jalapeno, muddled
Lme juice
Pineapple juice

Try it at McGees (950 W Webster, Chicago).

Denise of Mike & Denise's

Caribbean Sunset
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Mango nectar
Passionfruit nectar
Splash of cranberry juice
Float Captain Spiced Rum
Garnish with fresh pineapple slice, strawberry and mango

Try it at Mike & Denise's (728 E Veteran's Pwy, Yorkville).
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Julie Enright of Miller's Ale House

Angry Captain
Angry Orchard
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Grapefruit garnish

Try it at Miller's Ale House (455 E Butterfield Rd, Lombard).

Phil Mammoser of O'Sullivan's

Captain's Pack Mule
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Hibiscus vodka
Fresh lime juice
Ginger Beer
Garnish with a lime

Try it at O'Sullivan's (7244 W Madison St, Forest Park).
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Jen Jack of Paddy Mac's

The Sassy Leprechaun Fizz
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Melon Liquor
Soda Water
Sprite
Splash of sour mix

Try it at Paddy Mac's (4157 N Pulaski Ave, Chicago).

Robbie Bolwin of Parkside Pub

The Parkside Cap Tini
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Orchata
Splash of pineapple juice
Shake and serve over ice

Try it at Parkside Pub (11721 E Main St, Huntley).
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Lilia Salinas of Polk Street

Polk Passionate Pirate
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Orange Juice
Cranberry
Sour
Sprite
Serve with orange garnish

Try it at Polk Street (548 W Polk St, Chicago).

Kristin of Sluggers

Grapefruit Punch
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Orange juice
Pineapple juice
Top with grenadine

Try it at Sluggers (3540 N Clark St, Chicago).
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Pat of Sofo Tap

PPJ 
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
Splash of lemon juice and cranberry juice topped off with pineapple juice
Shake until frothy and garnish with an orange wedge

Try it at Sofo Tap (4923 N Clark, Chicago).

Isaac Lenz of Sully's House

Captain Sully's Bloody White Grapefruit Mary
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Bloody Mary Mix
Simple Syrup
Cholula Hot Sauce
Garnish with celery, pepperoni slice, green olive and deep fried pickle. Top with celery salt.

Try it at Sully's House (1501 N Dayton St, Chicago).

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Kayla Pulscher of Thirsty Whale

Fire Breathin' Captain White Martini
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Passion fruit puree
Orange juice
Muddled jalapeno peppers
Strain into chilled, orange sugar-rimmed martini glass, garnish with jalapeno wheel.

Try it at Thirsty Whale (1700 S Randall Rd, Algonquin).

Jen Hartley Meeker of TJ Donlins

Jen's Paradise Punch
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Pineapple juice
Splash of ginger ale
Pineapple garnish

Try it at TJ Donlin's (118 N Main St, Bourbannis).
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Cathy Meany of Toby Keith's

Morgan's Mean Punch
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Pineapple Rum
Southern Comfort
Strawberry Moonshine
Pineapple and cranberry juice to top of glass
Orange slice and cherry garnish

Try it at Toby Keith's (5441 Park Place, Rosemont).

Gina Adams of Sponge Reef

Maiden Gina's Tootsie
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Coconut Rum
Godiva Dark Chocolate
Smidgen of cream

Try it at Sponge Reef (1230 Valley Lake Dr, Schaumburg).
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Tommy Landsaw of Wood

Rosemary's Baby
CAPTAIN MORGAN® Grapefruit Rum
Ruby Red grapefruit juice
Rosemary honey
Aperol
Lemon juice

Try it at Wood (3335 N Halsted, Chicago).
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CAPTAIN MORGAN FLAVORS BARTENDER CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

1.  To Enter:  This contest begins at 12:01 a.m. CST on May 22, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CST on June 7, 2015 (the “Contest Period”). Access the Time Out Chicago website at http://www.timeout.com/chicago/captainmorganflavors and follow the on-screen instructions.

One entry per person. Multiple entries will automatically result in disqualification.

Create an original drink recipe using Captain Morgan Flavors. Recipes must list all ingredients in exact common U.S. household measurements, step-by-step with preparation instructions. Recipe should serve one drink.  The total amount of alcohol in the drink recipe cannot exceed the standard serving size of .06 oz. . 

Time Out Chicago assumes no responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or incorrect entries or other contest materials, all of which are void.  Facsimiles or mechanical reproductions will not be accepted. 

2.  Prize: Three (3) Winners will be designated.  Winners will receive Chicago-market media recognition of their cocktail on Time Out Chicago and Captain Morgan social media postings as well as a dedicated promotional email to Time Out Chicago’s opt-in subscribers.    

3.  Finalists & Winners Determination:  Ten (10) Finalists will be determined based on highest consumer votes on Time Out’s contest website http://www.timeout.com/chicago/captainmorganflavors from May 25-June 7, 2015.  All contest participants will be invited to attend a private event where the Ten (10) Finalists’ cocktails will be featured.  At the event, Three (3) Winners will be determined ­­­­­by an independent judging panel whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this contest.

The 3 winners will be notified in person on June 16, 2015, and will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within three (3) days of notification or prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to another winner at Time Out Chicago’s sole discretion.  If winner cannot be located or does not respond within three (3) days, prize will automatically be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at Time Out Chicago’s sole discretion.

4.  Contest Entries:  All materials, documents, information and data submitted to Time Out Chicago in connection with this Contest, including the Contest entry and submission (collectively “Contest entry”) are the property of Time Out Chicago, will not be returned and cannot be acknowledged. By entering the Contest, entrants represent and warrant that their Contest entry is their sole, original work and that it does not infringe upon the rights of any other party, including but not limited to any intellectual property, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any other party. Submission of an entry grants Time Out Chicago and the marketers of Captain Morgan the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify the Contest entry in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such Contest entry, and any ideas or concepts contained therein, in commerce and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to Time Out Chicago’s website, without limitation or compensation to the entrant and without right of notice, review or approval of any such use of the Contest entry. Submission of a Contest entry further constitutes the entrant's consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to Time Out Chicago any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Contest entry, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights and proprietary rights worldwide.  Any content, material or information included in Contest entry shall not be confidential, proprietary or trade secret.  By submitting a Contest entry, entrant consents to Time Out Chicago’s use, reproduction and disclosure of the Contest entry, and ideas, concepts or other materials contained therein, for any purpose, including any commercial purpose.  Any Contest entry that contains third party artistic works, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos or similar brand identifying marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights will not constitute a valid Contest entry.

Contest entry must be original, not have been entered in any other drink recipe competition or violate the rights of other parties, including any intellectual property, trade secret or other proprietary right of any other parties.  Contest entry may not be obscene, provocative, lewd, offensive, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene or libelous, and may not reflect poorly on the brand being promoted or be inappropriate for use in advertising or for promotional publicity purposes as determined by the Time Out Chicago and/or the Judge(s) in their sole discretion. Contest entry must be the work solely of the entrant.  

5.  Eligibility:  This contest is open only to legal residents of Illinois who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of the following entities and members of their families or households are not eligible for participation under any circumstances: Time Out Chicago and Diageo, and their respective affiliates, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, alcohol beverage suppliers, importers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers.   All federal, state and local laws apply. 

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The value of the prize won by a participant under the contest may be taxable as income to its winner.  Winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees associated with the prize.  Upon acceptance of prize, winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099.  Upon receipt of a prize, the winner shall be required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local law, rules and regulations. 

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Time Out Chicago shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion at any time without notice or further obligation. 

7.Electronic EntriesIn the event of a dispute, on-line entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Time Out Chicago and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected, incomplete or postage–due mail-in entries, or for on-line entries not received due to lost, failed delayed or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or to other electronic malfunctions, delays, or errors of any kind in the transmission or receipt of entries. Time Out Chicago is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by web-site visitors or by any human or technological error that may occur in the processing of entries in this Contest. Time Out Chicago reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or a portion of the Contest, should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond control of Time Out Chicago corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, TIME OUT CHICAGO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

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