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Disaronno Brings Regional Bartenders Together in Newport

By July 25, 2016Rhode Island, Top News
These five bartenders will continue to compete against other regional winners in different cocktail categories for inclusion in Simon Difford’s forthcoming cocktail book, “The Mixing Star Guide.” Greg Mayer, The Dorrance; Stephanie Merola, The Dorrance; Trish Rossiene, USBG NY and Gramercy Park Hotel; David Roth, USBG NY, who took first place; Kayleigh Speck, USBG RI and The Grange; with Paul Sevigny, Disaronno, Director of Brand Ambassadors.

“Disaronno Mixing Star” brought together regional United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) members at Salvation Cafe in Newport for a cocktail competition on June 20. The regional event featured Disaronno Italian liqueur, famed for its almond taste. The winners’ recipes will be entered for inclusion in Simon Difford’s cocktail book “The Mixing Star Guide” as part of the international competition. London’s Difford is renowned in the professional bartending community and the cocktail culture for “Difford’s Guide,” among other titles.

Photos by Chris Almeida.

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