2015 State Mixology Championships


Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Americana Restaurant & Lounge
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Open to the Public
$30 per person

You be the judge– 13 mixologists from across Iowa have battled their way to the championship event. Sample 26 of their best competition drinks and cast your “People’s Choice” vote at the State Mixology Championships. Contestants will feature spirits from:

  • Pearl Vodka Black or StrawberryBasil
  • Jim Beam Basil Hayden Bourbon
  • Sazerac Herbsaint


In addition to the 26 cocktail samples, your evening out includes hors d’oeuvres from Americana!

2015 Mixology Finalists
Jet Evangelista, Sullivan’s Bar, Cedar Rapids
Teresa Gibson, The Smokestack, Dubuque
Cody Hyrtek, Barley’s Bar, Council Bluffs
Adam Johnson, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, W. Des Moines
Jen Johnson, Me & Billy, Davenport
Chris Martin, Pullman Bar & Diner, Iowa City
Jacob Moylan, CRU, Davenport
Brian Neis, Hotel Julien, Dubuque
Tim Nelson, Firehouse Bar, Sioux City, IA
Josh O’Connell, Cobble Hill, Cedar Rapids

CJ Ryherd, Django, Des Moines
Kristian Smith, Pearl’s Wine & Booze, Sioux City
Kelly Williams, 1st & Main, Dubuque


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