Root Down in 2012 “Shake it Up” Cocktail Competition

Denver and Root Down’s very own Mike Henderson is a finalist in the 2012 ‘Shake it Up: Battle of Mixologists’ in Las Vegas. Wish him luck as he competes today, Tuesday March 13 from 12PM-4PM. Cheers, Mike!

Mike Henderson, Bar Manager of Root Down, has headed to Vegas this week for the 2012 ‘Shake it Up’ cocktail competition, held during the nightclub and bar show. It’s thrown by Southern Wine & Spirits and the US Bartenders’ Guild and has a $15,000 top prize. Hundreds of people submit every year and only 30 people make the cut for the final competition. Mike’s submission is the ‘Beet Down #2’ (Gin, Aperol, Canton, Mint, Yuzu, and marinated beet cubes. Served over ice with a mint sprig garnish).


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  • Coupe Bar

    Great Job Mike! Way to Rep Denver!