Sunday

The Fedex Cup - Tiger's Not the Only Winner








As the dust settles on the the first ever Fedex Cup I see more than one winner emerging.

There's Tiger Woods, that's for sure. Clinching the Tour Championship... and The Cup... with characteristic ease, he confirmed (as if confirmation was needed) that he's simply the best.

Then there's the event itself. Much maligned over the past months, in retrospect, even early doubters and naysayers now admit it produced some awesome late season golf and just about everyone agrees it's here to stay.

Finally, there's proud golf grandmom, Abby Clausen from Nashville, TN. She submitted the winning recipe in the Fedex Cup Cocktail Contest! Inspired by her hometown hero Brandt Snedeker, the PGA tour rookie who made it down to the final 30. "Brandt is a sweet and delightful young man" Abbey wrote, "...and this drink matches his fun loving personality". Abby then told an endearing tale of Brandt signing autographs at an area tournament and joking with her grandson, who at that moment, decided to pursue golf seriously. Now he's co-captain of his high school golf team.

So The Snedeker Snickers Cocktail won for it's imaginative combination of ingredients and for it's compelling connection to the golfer who inspired it.

Snedeker Snickers Cocktail


Ingredients:

1 ounce vodka
1 ounce white creme de cacao
1 ounce dark creme de cacao
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
Crushed ice

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth, serve in an old fashioned glass.


Many thanks to everyone who entered. All 48 recipes, and notes on the golfers who inspired them, will be featured in my book, Fedex Cup Cocktails. Look for it here later this year.