As the winner of her first competition, what was her secret?
“Being awesome,” Humphreys joked. “I’m naturally awesome and I think that comes through in my cocktails. I’m inspired by fresh and simple, and I think that does better than something with thirty ingredients,” said Humphreys.
It was a simple competition that didn’t include a lot of flair, but hopefully that will be a part of next year’s battle. The crowd, the judges, and especially the competitors all had a great time and the atmosphere was that of rock-stardom. Now that you know who the best bartenders in town are, go out and explore what they have to offer. Tell them Noel sent you.
DIG BATON ROUGE / BY NOEL MARCANTEL POSTED JUN 20, 2012