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Bartender Spirits Awards

Bartender Spirits Awards
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Alexandria Bowler

Lead Bartender at Emeril’s, New Orleans

Alexandria Bowler is Lead Bartender at Emeril’s flagship restaurant in New Orleans. Alexandria grew up in Phoenix where she attended the Scottsdale Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute. Her cooking background lends itself to a culinary edge when developing cocktails while always paying homage to the classics. She has been studying wine and spirits for over a decade and holds certificates from The Court of Master Sommeliers, BarSmarts, and Unites States Bartender’s Guild. Her work has earned recognition from The James Beard Foundation and national publications. 

Certifications/ Accreditations

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine, with distinction 

Executive Bourbon Steward, Stave and Thief Society and Moonshine U

Alumni- James Beard’s “Owning It” Women in Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

Winner- James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program 2017, Arnaud’s French 75 Bar

Recipient of the Women in Culinary Leadership Grant from the James Beard Foundation

Bar Smarts Advanced Graduate

Certified Sherry Wine Specialist- Regulatory Counsel of Sherry wines Jerez 

Introductory Sommelier Certification- International Guild of Master Sommeliers 

Spirit Professional- certification through USBG and IBA 

“Distintivo T” –Consejo Regulador de Tequila

United States Bartender Guild -member since 2011 (current)

Le Cordon Bleu of Scottsdale- AOS Culinary Arts 2008

South Mountain Community College- Business Management

Meet our Judges

Sam Garcia

Beverage Manager at Tre Dita at the St. Regis, Chicago

Mike Ryan

Global Beverage Director, Acurio International, Chicago