The sixth annual Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® Martini Competition was held on June 23, 2016 at The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Thirty local bartenders and restaurants provided food samples and featured signature cocktails for the chance to win the top title. Bear’s Smoke House of Hartford with the “Fuzzy Honey Bear Bite” cocktail and Rooster Company of Newington with the “Not Milk” cocktail tied for the first place win. A gold medal was awarded to Max Burger for the cocktail “Pow Wow.” The Best Bubbly Martini went to Bear’s Smoke House. Best Veggie Martini went to Rooster Company. The Best Dessert Cocktail went to Hidden Still’s “Rise & Shine” and Tavern 1757 won Best Looking Cocktail with “Lavender Lemon Drop.” Anthony DeSerio, a regular contributor for The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® Martini Competition, awarded the Best Craft Cocktail to Rooster Company. Guests were able to mingle with the cast of The Faith Middleton Food Schmooze® radio show of WNPR Radio.