Mathias Simonis will study tequila in Mexico later this year. Study or "study?"
Mathias Simonis will study tequila in Mexico later this year. Study or "study?"

Local mixologist wins again

Recently, Bobby Tanzilo reported that Mathias Simonis won the $15,000 first-place prize at the Nightclub & Bar Show Convention's "Shake It Up! 2011: Creative Cocktail Challenge" in Las Vegas.

Last weekend, Simonis nabbed the top prize in the Portland-based Herradura Tequila Competition at the North Meets South Food and Drink Jubilee.

Simonis, who pours at Distil, 722 N. Milwaukee St., beat out four other bartenders and will journey to Jalisco, Mexico, in November to spend a week at the distillery learning about tequila.

"On a roll with more to come soon," he says.

Go, Mathias!


THE_Guru | April 4, 2011 at 6:17 p.m. (report)

Awesome Mathis.....keep it up :)) I've known him since the old Soho 7 days. Amazing how you can walk into Distil one night (hadn't seen him in a long time).....he remembers your name....AND....comes up with your drink.....without you even asking......the MAN remembers more than just drinks.

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