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Industry Night Features Campari Brands for a Cause

By August 29, 2022Connecticut, Top News

Brescome Barton, together with Campari America, hosted a “Back Alley Banger” industry night party and fundraising event with Zephyr’s Street Pizza in West Hartford on July 11. Guest bartenders Stephanie Cohen of GastroPark and Present Company and Bridget Hurley of El Santo mixed up cocktails, all showcasing products from Campari America, including multiple spritz bars offering the popular Aperol Spritz. Local bartenders competed in a two-part bartending competition, starting with a speed pour test. The top four most accurate winners of that challenge went on to test their talents in a speed service bartending competition, where they were each challenged to make their best and fastest mojito, Negroni and cosmopolitan cocktails for judges Tyler Anderson, Millwright’s Restaurant and TA-Que; Ethan Czarneski, Present Company; Ashley Flagg, Millwright’s Restaurant; and Stephanie Cuistilli, Zephyr’s Street Pizza. A portion of the proceeds benefited Hands on Hartford, a nonprofit organization working to provide food, housing and health services for people experiencing economic hardship in the capitol city.


Photos by Lisa Nichols, Bread & Beast Food Photographer.


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