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Welcome to BARTENDER SHOWCASE featuring Pittsburgh's own Cecil Usher, an industry veteran and amazing Bartender! BARTENDER SHOWCASE brings the best Bartending talent from all across the country. These passionate and talented artists of their craft are leaders within the industry and are educating and inspiring through their shaker tins.
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Cecil's Spotify Playlist & Inspiration
The inspiration for this playlist is deeply related to my connection with Pittsburgh. I want to make an all Pittsburgh list to show off this city's exceptional talent. You may know some names and some dope artists you will discover. Pittsburgh is so much about community, and I love bridging the gap between artists; and there is one song on the list that gets played in the 4th quarter of every Steelers game that just blows the roof off the stadium and gets everyone so hyped. Let's Go!
The Steel Curtain
Created by Cecil Usher
Cocktail Name: The Steel Curtain
- 1 part Jägermeister
- 1 part Pennsylvania Straight Bourbon (Wigle)
- 3/4 part Ginger-Peach Brown Sugar Syrup*
- 1/2 part Fresh Lemon Juice
- 3 part Iron City Light Mango
Garnish: Mint Sprig & Candied Ginger Piece on a Skewer
Method: Shake and strain over ice in a collins glass top with Iron City Light Mango, stir, garnish & serve!
Inspiration: My inspiration for this cocktail is to make an ode to Pittsburgh's blue-collar nature. We are a steel town, and after their grueling shift, the workers migrated to the bar for a beer and a shot. The steel mills have all but closed, but that energy is ingrained into the city. Pittsburgh is a beer and shot town. Jägermeister itself is synonymous with shots, and pairing that with a springtime staple of Iron City Light Mango sounded like a perfect pair. Fruit flavors pair well with Jägermeister's spice profile of star anise and licorice. This reinvention of the classic beer and shot is just like Pittsburgh in that you get all the grit and blue-collar feel of the original, but now it's mixed with some modern and diverse flavor.