Sean Hoard of PDT will be one of three bartenders representing the U.S. in the Cocktail World Cup later this month in New Zealand. (The event’s sponsor, 42 Below, is a Kiwi vodka.) Hoard joins D.C.’s Todd Thrasher and Mark Stoddard of Denver on the team, which was selected last weekend by a panel of judges that included chef Sam Talbot and cocktail guru Dale DeGroff. Hoard’s entry was the Wellington Fizz, made with vodka, lime juice, passion-fruit purée, and heavy cream, among other ingredients.
Shaking the Wellington Fizz. Photo: Courtesy of Full Picture