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Hot Drinks Contest Showcases Litchfield Distillery Spirits

By April 1, 2024Rhode Island, Top News

The 2024 Newport Winter Festival continued its week of festivities with a cocktail competition featuring Litchfield Distillery spirits at The Red Parrot Restaurant on Feb. 22. Local bartenders created their best hot drinks for judges using Litchfield Distillery Batchers’ Vanilla Bourbon, Litchfield Distillery Batchers’ Coffee Bourbon and Baileys Chocolate Liqueur to warm up the offerings. Each entry was judged on its presentation, taste and appeal, with the winning beverage deemed the Best Hot Drink in Newport. Guests gathered to cheer on competitors and sample each cocktail, with competitors from The Red Parrot, Diego’s Newport, Gas Lamp Grille, Wally’s Wieners and Skiff Bar at Newport Marriott Hotel & Spa among them throughout the night. The winners were: first place: David Fickel, Diego’s Newport; second place: Ethan Destefani, Gas Lamp Grille; and third place: Ronda Wojcik, Manager, The Red Parrot Restaurant.


Photos by Laura Widness.


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