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Serving Up: 2012 Rhode Island “Most Inspired Bartender Competition”

By October 9, 2012Rhode Island, Serving Up

As First Place winner of the 2012 Rhode Island “Most Inspired Bartender Competition” sponsored by GQ magazine and Bombay Sapphire gin, Hedberg of Fluke in Newport, wins a trip to Las Vegas to compete nationally and a spot in the magazine.

Bartender: Jesse Hedberg
Drink Name: Aurora Borealis

Hedberg’s winning recipe:
1.5 ounce Bombay Sapphire gin
2 dashes Absinthe
.5 ounce Green Chartreuse
.75 ounce Midori
pineapple soda
1 ounce lime juice
.5 oz sweetened condensed milk
Garnishes: pineapple, sage, edible starburst, cantaloupe.

The August event was held at Gracie’s in Providence. Laura Moore of Boat House in Tiverton placed second with her drink “The Bombay Fog” and Jason Kindness of Newport Restaurant Group took third place and Fan Favorite vote with “The Bombay Breeze.”

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