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Yoz Wins and “It’s About Time” 😉

Our very own Anthony “Yoz” Yoswa not only won the coin design of the North Carolina Fernet Competition, but he also won the cocktail competition as well!

Anthony “Yoz” Yoswa worked on his winning design for over a year, a passion project since he’s been a fan of Fernet since when he started bartending in 2015. Originally from Richmond, VA, Yoz started with Dram & Draught Greensboro in March 2020 and now runs point at Dram & Draught Durham. There were 10 submissions in total, Yoz beating out others from Charlotte and other NC locales. Check out the coin in all of its glory!  

For the coin design, Yoz received pride and joy and as part of the competition, and for winning the drink competition, will get to attend a larger trade event in Miami next year. Regardless of the competition, Yoz says it was a great way to connect with other bartenders across NC, which has been limited since the 2020 pandemic. Take a look at his award-winning drink recipe below!

“It’s About Time”

  • Barspoon Ginger Clove Cranberry Sauce

  • 0.5-ounce Vanilla Demarara
  • 0.5-ounce Falernum
  • 1.5 ounce Fernet
  • 0.75 ounce Sherry
  • 0.5 ounce Lemon Juice
  • Served in a Nick and Nora glass with a lemon peel and cranberry garnish

a group of people standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera

If you haven’t already met Yoz, head on over to Dram & Draught Durham and see him! If you loved him in Greensboro, make a night of it and take the train for a night in the Bull City. Raleigh friends, you’re going to love the new space—why not explore Durham for an afternoon or evening? We look forward to seeing you soon.