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Motif Magazine Hosts State Bartending Awards

By August 28, 2023Rhode Island, Top News

Motif magazine hosted its 2023 Rhode Island Bartenders Ball and awards at RI Indoor Karting in Lincoln on July 10. The event spotlighted the talents of Rhode Island’s top bartenders with a brand showcase, awards ceremony, bartending competitions and live entertainment. Rhode Island residents were invited to vote for their favorite mixologists and venues prior to the event in a variety of fun categories, including Best Bartender as a Therapist, Favorite Beard, Favorite Singing Bartender and many more. Winners in the Best Overall category were Second Runner-up, Most Votes Overall: Scarlett Delgado; Second Runner-up, Most Votes Overall: Leah Stoddard; First Runner-up, Favorite Overall Bartender: Corinne Southern; and Favorite Overall Bartender: Michael “Riggs” Rigney. In its second year, the event was sponsored by Grey Sail Brewing, Guinness Beer, Bootblack Brand, Smoke Lab Vodka, Rhodium by RI Spirits and Mancini Beverage. Guests also enjoyed live entertainment with music spun by DJ Pauly Danger and the Providence Drum Troupe and a burlesque performance by Mary “Rose Noir” Langlois. For a complete list of winners, visit


Photos by Laura Widness.



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