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Sailor Jerry Spices Up Winter Cocktail Competition

By March 29, 2023Connecticut, Top News

Connecticut Distributors, Inc. (CDI), hosted a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum cocktail competition at RoadRunner Kitchen + Bar in Bridgeport on Feb. 20. Area bartenders used the rum to create their showcased creations for judges, which brought tropical-tinged tastes to the winter event hosted by Steve Melnick, General Manager. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is blended with the finest rums from the Caribbean, vanilla, lime and spices. The brand was named after Norman Collins, an American tattoo artist who was famed for his sailor-themed tattoos, earning him the nickname Sailor Jerry. The winning cocktail, a Lava Roasted Manhattan, was created by Bradley Clayton of Park City Music Hall. Rachel Wells, Capitol Theater, placed second and third place went to Anthony Vida, Hub and Spoke.



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