Congratulations to Dennis Gobis from Austin, Texas!

Dennis' cocktail, "The One," won him the title of 2014 Domaine de Canton Bartender of the Year and the $10,000 Grand Prize.

"The One"

1 ½ oz banana infused Domaine de Canton
1 oz Lillet Rouge
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz Leblon Cachaca
¼ oz Allspice Dram

Shake liquid ingredients with 3 pods from fresh tamarind and ice

Serve up in a martini glass, add fresh lemon mist and brûlée banana garnish


Dennis Gobis is a professional bartender based in Austin, Texas and active member of the USBG. While working as the Bar Manager of Drink. Well., an award-winning, craft cocktail bar and gastropub in Austin's vibrant North Loop district, Dennis submitted his Blood and Money Domaine de Canton cocktail entry for this year's Competition. Once a pre-med student, Dennis never thought his creative combination of his passion for food and beverage and love of science would earn him the title.

He's a rising star in the cocktail community creating delicious, balanced and accessible beverages that are also unforgettable. We can't wait to see what Dennis does next.

The Competition

Luca Marcellin
Milan, Italy
Runner Up

Michael Parish
New York City, NY

Flaviana Bonafacio
Seville, Spain

Andrew Meltzer
San Francisco, CA

David Roth
New York City, NY

Audrey Eschemann
Paris, France

Will Cox
Edinburgh, Scotland

Round One Recipe

Not All Scot's Are Ginger

1 ¼ oz Domaine de Canton
⅓ oz Cynar
⅓ oz Talisker 10 Year scotch
1 egg
3 dashes Angostura orange bitters
1 pinch of salt

Build ingredients in mixing glass, shake and strain over ice

Garnish with saffron




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