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Cocktail Wars Newport Espresso Competition Continues

By March 24, 2022Rhode Island, Top News

Cocktail Wars Newport and Bully Boy Distillers hosted its continued series serving up the best Espresso Martini, in a recurring bartending competition featuring Bully Boy Vodka at Bar and Board on Feb. 20. Organized by Bartender John Begin as part of the Newport Live Events Rogue Island Winter and Cocktail Wars Newport, the event showcased the talents of five local bartenders: Isaiah Kelly, Diego’s Newport; Mitchell Swass, Breakwaters; Jarrod Blanchette, Giusto; Stephanie Prescott, Bar and Board; and Charlie Bullis, Bar and Board, who turned out to create their best variations on the classic coffee cocktail. The winner was Jarrod Blanchette, Giusto, with his creation, Sicilian Breakfast of Champions. The Runner Up was Stephanie Prescott, Bar and Board, with her Young Woman’s Espresso cocktail, a twist on the old man’s coffee. Bully Boy Vodka is part of the spirits lineup at the Boston-based Bully Boy Distillery, distributed by Horizon Beverage Co. of Rhode Island.


Photos by Laura Widness.


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