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Providence Bartender Wins Two Cocktail Competitions

By May 27, 2015Rhode Island, Top News

In April, Rhode Island bartender Kayleigh Speck of The Grange in Providence won ShakeStir’s monthly Flash Cocktail Competition against a field of New England bartenders. ShakeStir is an online community for bartenders that hosts the competition every month. Bartenders submit original recipes online, under set parameters, within 48 hours of the competition announcement via www.shakestir.com. Speck’s winning cocktail, “It’s Raining Men,” elicited judge Jackson Cannon to comment, “Terrific submissions this time around but the most delicious has made me the most jealous… I’ll need to down two or three of this incredibly crushing cocktail to get over the fact that I never thought to name a drink… ‘It’s Raining Men’ Hallelujah!” Speck also won the National Clément Ti’ Punch Cup Cocktail Competition on May 2, 2015 at the New England Tequila & Rum Festival.

Speck with her winning ShakeStir cocktail, “It’s Raining Men.” Recipe: 1.5 oz. Ron Zacapa Rum 23; 0.5 oz. Rainwater Madeira; 2.5 oz. pineapple juice; 1 egg white; and 2 dashes Angostura Bitters. Combine all ingredients and dry shake for 30.

Speck with her winning ShakeStir cocktail, “It’s Raining Men.” Recipe: 1.5 oz. Ron Zacapa Rum 23; 0.5 oz. Rainwater Madeira; 2.5 oz. pineapple juice; 1 egg white; and 2 dashes Angostura Bitters. Combine all ingredients and dry shake for 30.

Benjamin Melin-Jones of Rhum Clément and Speck at the New England Tequila & Rum Festival. Photo by Chris Almeida.

Benjamin Melin-Jones of Rhum Clément and Speck at the New England Tequila & Rum Festival. Photo by Chris Almeida.

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