Season 1 of Netflix’s Drink Masters debuted on October 28, 2022. The reality program showcases 12 inventive mixologists and bartenders from throughout North America competing for the title of “Ultimate Drink Master” and a $100,000 cash prize.
The official summary for Drink Masters is as follows:
“Twelve of the world’s most creative mixologists infuse, swirl, and blend their way through a series of high-stakes cocktail challenges for the chance to win a life-changing reward and the title of The Ultimate Drink Master.”
The reality TV show participants serve the judge’s never-before-seen spectacular drinks with a personal touch. Only three of the twelve finalists made it all the way to the grand finals. Kate Gerwin was one of them. Gerwin, who was born in California, now lives in Albuquerque and works as a mixologist and bartender. She competed in the first season of Drink Masters hoping to make her family proud. She discovered her love and calling for bartending early in life and wanted to pursue a profession in it. Continue reading to find out more about Drink Masters season one contestant Kate Gerwin.
Kate Gerwin of Drink Masters is the first female international bartending champion.
Gerwin advanced to the final round of Drink Masters and finished as the second runner-up in the reality TV competition series. Her bartending expertise and confidence pleased judges Frankie Salorik and Julie Reiner the most. Kate is a force to be reckoned with in the business after discovering her love for bartending and mixology at a young age. Drink Masters was not the contestant’s first competition. Gerwin has previously competed against a number of other mixologists from Washington and New York.
Kate Gerwin’s cocktails wowed the judges straight away in the first task. But as the competition became more difficult, she began to slip a bit. Gerwin quickly recovered and advanced to the finals, where she faced opponents Lauren Paylor and Tao Zafri. Gerwin’s other successes include winning the Bols Around The World Bartending tournament. She was the first woman and the first American citizen to win an international bartending award. Gerwin went on to serve as a GM at HSL Hospitality and Abbott Square Market after winning.
Kate Gerwin presently runs the Happy Accidents Bar, which she opened in 2020. Her bar has also received a lot of accolades since its inception. She received the Albuquerque Journal Reader’s Choice Award and the Best New US Bar Award in 2022. Gerwin has also been covered in numerous media sites, and she was inducted into the Dame Hall of Fame, according to her Instagram profile. Despite her many triumphs, she continues to try to perfect her talents and grow.