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Gunshow and Himitsu Take Home Top Cocktail Awards at Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Mandy Dish
Gunshow and Himitsu Take Home Top Cocktail Awards at Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

The 10th Annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival was a raging success thanks to many of Atlanta’s most skilled mixologists keeping guests cool with innovative tomato-based concoctions. Gunshow’s Mercedes O'Brien, Josh Washburn and Brendan Krafty took home Georgia Organics' pick for Best Overall for their House of the Rising Sun Gold cocktail. This winning libation featured rapid-infused Sun Gold bourbon, corn and basil syrup, Japanese tomato reduction, smoked tomato vinegar foam, tomato skin and basil powder. Festivalgoers dubbed Himitsu mixologist Carl Gilbert’s cocktail -- Tropical Tomato -- the People’s Choice Cocktail thanks to traditional Japanese ingredients like shiro dashi, yuzu, shiso, sake, guava, ginger and tobiko roe.