2018 Best Martini in the 'Burbs Challenge

The hottest drinking event in the Chicago suburbs!

We asked local bartenders to submit their signature martini for a chance to participate in a live mix-off.

2018 Contenders:

Each martini is critiqued on appearance, aroma, creativity, taste, and stage presence by the panel of judges.

The Best Martini in the 'Burbs 2018 goes to Moretti's 'Tropical Heat'!

Adam Wanaski, a bartender at Moretti's Ristorante in Hoffman Estates.

Adam Wanaski, a bartender at Moretti's Ristorante in Hoffman Estates, loves the beach, and with the lousy winter weather we've been having he wanted to remind people "summer is around, even in the wintertime."

Wanaski's "Tropical Heat" took top honors at Monday's annual Daily Herald's Best Martini in the Burbs contest.

His concoction of Absolut Lime, strawberry puree, pineapple juice and a dash of cayenne brought a dose of fruity heat to the competition.

2018 Finale
2017 Martini Challenge

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