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For Immediate Release
Tuesday October 30, 2012

Laura Longero

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Mixologist at the Eldorado’s Cin Cin Bar and Lounge Named One of Eight Finalists in America’s Best Bloody Mary Contest

The nation’s top bartenders and mixologists submitted their best Absolut Bloody Mary recipes and the votes have been tallied. The “Absolut Bloody Fresh” submitted by Nicole Barker of the Eldorado’s Cin Cin Bar and Lounge was one of eight finalists. Barker will represent Reno and the Eldorado in New York City on November 12 where she will make her cocktail in the hopes of it being named America’s Best Absolut Bloody 2012.

Cin Cin, located inside the Eldorado Hotel Casino, is well known for its artisan cocktails expertly crafted using only fresh ingredients and premium liquors and infusions. For more information visit Details are also available on the Eldorado’s Facebook, Twitter and iPhone and Android Apps.


Absolut Bloody Fresh by Nicole Barker of Cin Cin Bar and Lounge


5 Cherry Tomatoes, muddled

1.5 parts ABSOLUT Vodka

.5 part Ginger Liqueur

1 part Fresh Lemon

1 part Olive Brine

.5 part Fresh Lime

.5 part Worcestershire

3 dashes Tabasco 1 garnish Spanked Basil Leaf

2 dashes Fresh Cracked Pepper

1 garnish Salt Rim

1 garnish Cucumber


Muddle 5 cherry tomatoes in a mixing glass. Add: Absolut vodka, ginger liqueur, fresh lemon, olive brine, fresh lime, Worcestershire and Tabasco. Roll over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a salt rim. Garnish with sliced cucumber, spanked basil and fresh cracked pepper. Enjoy!