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Little River Restoratives Hosts All-Female Bartending Competition

By March 25, 2017Connecticut, Top News
Markoja mixes her cocktail as Chris Parrott, Owner, Little River Restoratives, Christen LaRochelle of Slocum & Sons and Jack Baker, Co-owner, Litchfield Distillery, look on.

Little River Restoratives, Litchfield Distillery and Slocum & Sons welcomed area bartenders and guests for its “Women & Whiskey” event, an all-female bartending competition on February 26. Competing bartenders included Michela Zurstadt from Cook and the Bear in West Hartford, Rachel Markoja of Ideal Tavern in Southington, Ashley Lurie from Ch’i Public House in Norwalk, Nikki Simches from Cure in Farmington, Heather Julia of Bin 228 in Hartford and Jessica Rapuano from Elm City Social in New Haven. Each competitor featured Litchfield Distillery products in their cocktails. Markoja took the first place win, with Lurie in second place and Zurstadt as third place winner.

Photos by Michael Leung.

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