Limoneira’s Mixology Invitational 2014


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One of the Nation’s Largest Lemon Producers Challenges Mixologists to Create the Best Lemon Cocktail

(Santa Paula, CA) – Los Angeles’ most distinguished bartenders and mixologists will stir, blend and shakeup their most inventive lemon cocktails at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on November 18. This event will kick off Limoneira’s series of international mixology contests to deter mine who has the recipes for the most creative and delicious lemon cocktails in the world.

Competitors will have 15 minutes to put together an original concoction for each member of the judging panel, plus one for presentation. This series of contests provides a unique element in which competitors have no limits on ingredients and are not required to use a particular type of spirit. A panel of judges will carefully select a winner on the basis of technique, taste, creativity, presentation and use of Limoneira lemons.

“We’re excited about our upcoming lemon mix-off in Los Angeles and eager to see the innovative lemon cocktails these talented bartenders create,” said John Chamberlain, Limoneira’s Director of Marketing. “This will be part of a series of competitions that will take place in New York, Chicago and Hong Kong, among others, in 2015.”

Upcoming contests following the Los Angeles kick-off will be held in other major U.S. and international cities. The winner of this contest will win a cash
prize and will eventually compete with the other top mixologists from around the globe in a final round for a chance at a grand prize.

While competitors are mixing it up, party guests are invited to watch the bartenders in action while enjoying other party refreshments including assorted hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Marius of Sofitel Los Angeles, Diabolo sparkling French soda, internationally-inspired wine blends from Four Brix Winery, handcrafted Italian liqueurs from Ventura Limoncello Company, and lemon-centric libations from Greenbar Craft Distillery. After the contest has wrapped up, guests will have a chance to sample the various cocktails that were created that evening.

Limoneira’s kick-off Mixology contest is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 18 at 6 p.m. at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. A private event, attendance is by invitation only.

About Limoneira:
Limoneira Company, a 120-year-old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California, has grown to become one of the premier integrated agribusinesses in the world. Limoneira (pronounced lē mon ́âra), is a dedicated sustainability company with approximately 10,000 acres of rich agricultural lands, real estate properties and water rights in California. The Company is a leading producer of lemons, avocados, oranges, specialty citrus and other crops that are enjoyed around the world. For more about Limoneira Company, visit

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