August 27th, 2009, 10:29 AM
Bartender at CSA sweeps Mojito Competition
Greetings to all:
Couples Swept Away represented by Bar team leader Obrian Jackson, dominated the Bacardi Mojito Competition staged in Jamaica, on Sunday, August 23, 2009.
The Bacardi Mojito competition attracted over thirty (30) of Jamaica’s best Mojito Mixologists representing a variety of selected resorts in Jamaica. The participants were assessed by an international panel of judges, who all concurred that Mr. Obrian Jackson had in fact ‘swept’ the competition away with his entry.
Mr. Jackson walked away with the grand prize of JA$100,000; the winning first place plaque; as well as an all expenses paid trip to represent Jamaica at the Regional Mojito competition in Puerto Rico.
Couples Swept Away continues to be the best among the competition.
• PICTURE1: Obrian Jackson (left) and Gary Holgate (CSA F&B Manager)
• PICTURE2: Obrian Jackson (seated center with plaque) surrounded by ecstatic team members including Bar Manager Brian McFarlane (left) and Food & Beverage Manager- Gary Holgate (right)
• PICTURE 3: Obrian Jackson with first place winning plaque in hand.
Please join us in congratulating OBrian and be sure to ask him for a Mojito when you next visit CSA.
August 27th, 2009, 10:37 AM
Awww..Another wonderful award for Couples,CSA,the guests of CSA and Mr Obrian Jackson...Congrats
Hugs from 10 0 C
August 27th, 2009, 11:00 AM
That's great! We're going to CSA for our honeymoon in March and my fiance and I LOVE mojitos so we'll definitely have to try some of his
August 27th, 2009, 11:23 AM
Congratulations Obrian!! Always knew you were a shining star
August 27th, 2009, 01:15 PM
A most deserving award! Congratulations to Obrian and our wonderful CSA home!
August 27th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Does that mean that Couples Resorts now offer Mojitos? I thought they couldn't offer mojitos because of the lack of mint leaves....
Heather and Tim
August 27th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Major congrats! Hope to meet you in December.
August 27th, 2009, 05:28 PM
How 'bout we, or rather my boyfriend tried to steal his check!! He was walking through the Palms with it Sunday night and Bri told him the check was for him. He asked Brian his name because the check was made out to "someone specific". Bri told him his name was whatever was on the check He denied Bri but the next night in the Aurua Lounge made a comment to the folks next to us about the check being his - too bad we didn't take him up on the "offer" because we coulda stayed at CSA for another week with it!!!
Obrian is a cool dude! Big congrats to him!!
August 27th, 2009, 06:06 PM
I will let you know in 16 days! Mojitos are on the favorites list, I will have to track him down and order one.. If I remember from last time I was there in June, he worked at the Patios Bar at nights.
August 27th, 2009, 08:34 PM
at Swept Away when they have mint they make them . when it is gone they don't. a little hit and miss the last couple of years.
August 27th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Bring on the Mojitos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations to Obrian and Couples!
August 27th, 2009, 11:09 PM
August 28th, 2009, 07:43 AM
CSA has always had mojitos (at least for a while) but I've yet to figure out why the others don't serve them. It's not the lack of mint because if you pay attention to your dinner plate, you'll find that many of them are garnished with mint leaves. I used to think it was because they took a little longer to make, but that can't be it either since CSA has them.
Originally Posted by heather_and_tim
CONGRATULATIONS Obrian!!!! That's awesome!!
CTI - 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013
CN - 2003/2004 CSS - 2008
CSA - 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
CB - 2015
August 28th, 2009, 09:01 AM
BTW - The name of the winning drink: Cool Breeze Mojito
Ingredients: Bacardi Rum, Watermelon, Cucumber, Mint, Lime Juice, Soda Water.
Formula? You just have to ask OBrian on your next visit to CSA
August 28th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Yum. It looks great and I'll surely ask for one of these Nov 27th!!! CSA here we come! Happy dancing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Razzl
August 28th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Congrats on the award. Good luck in Puerto Rico. CSA ROCKS!!!
August 28th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Do they have Barcardi at CSA? I hope so!!
August 29th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Hope I can get one at CN next winter. Looks graet!
August 29th, 2009, 08:52 PM
We were at the Sunset Bar w/ Julius that day when O'Brian came by w/ his check & award. It was pretty cool to see!
September 2nd, 2009, 07:25 PM
They have the most wonderful Mojitos at Lychee at CN. I went back three
nights just so I could have one or two or ...you know.
September 3rd, 2009, 01:31 PM
That is so funny!!! We were at Tower Isle from 8/21 - 8/25 and they would not make us Mojitos!! Said they didnt have any mint leaves!! Now I know where are the mint was!!! That is too funny!!!
September 3rd, 2009, 01:51 PM
way to go CSA, who would think Couples wouldn't win !!!!!!!!!!
September 4th, 2009, 01:23 PM
Please give our congrats to OB. We are long-time friends of his. I remember when he first learned to bartend many years ago. I kind of feel like a proud parent. Tell OB we'll see him in Nov. - same time as last year. And that we're very proud of him. Also, please tell him that he would make Sean proud! And, of course, he's going to have to make us a couple of those drinks. The best to him and his family. Pam and John
September 5th, 2009, 11:56 PM
Congrats Obrian! Looking forward to trying one of those Cool Breeze mojitos when we come back in Dec.
Kevin & Angie