This week, she took a field trip up State Street to the Good Lion‘s Screaming Pickle Fermented Cocktail Competition. To kick off the upcoming Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival, six amateur bartenders went neck and neck to create the best cocktail using Cutler’s Artisan Spirits and at least one fermented product.
- First Place: Jilli Spear of Jilli Vanilli with her “Jilli Vanillitini.”
- Second Place: Michelle Lopez-Dohrn of Wild at Hearth Ojai with her “Ginger Bur”
- Third Place: Forrest Evans with his “Braggin’ Fig”
The Fermentation Festival is on Sunday, September 20th in Goleta. The Good Lion will host a SBFF kickoff party on Tuesday, September 15th from 5:30 to 9:30, complete with fermented cocktails.
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