The Engine Room in Mystic hosted area bartenders and trade professionals for a cocktail competition featuring Fishers Island Lemonade in May. Bronya Shillo, Founder of Fishers Island Lemonade judged the competition along with Troy Clarke of United Liquors, Anthony DeSerio, United States Bartenders Guild Connecticut (USBG CT) chapter member and Ryan Tunnacliffe, USBG CT chapter member. The winner was Taylor Samuel of The Madison Beach Hotel and Misquamicut’s Windjammer. Samuel’s winning cocktail was the “Island Pop,” which featured Fishers Island Lemonade, muddled with watermelon, lime and lavender honey, garnished with Pop Rocks and a cucumber wheel.
Photos by Alex Syphers.