Cocktail Wars On The Vanderbilt Grace Roof Deck: Week 3 Recap

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The third week of Cocktail Wars Newport’s Summer Splash took place on the roof deck bar of the Vanderbilt Grace and featured Broken Shed Vodka.

The roof deck bar at Newport’s Vanderbilt Grace (or “Grace Vanderbilt” as they’re trying to rename it) is one of Newport’s great quasi-secret drinking spots. The cocktails are the cream of Newport’s crop, the view is one of the best one can catch in Newport sans helicopter or drone and the sunset shots are well worth the price of admission. This made it a perfect location for a round of Cocktail Wars featuring Broken Shed Premium Vodka.



We call the Vanderbilt Grace roof deck bar quasi-secret because no matter how much publicity it gets, we always meet people up there who tell us how they’ve lived in Newport all their lives or moved here a decade or more ago and didn’t know it was there. The place is like an Instagram perfect storm, where smartphone cameras are pushed to the edge of the envelope trying to capture beautiful people in dapper outfits in front of amazing sunsets over a scenic harbor decorated with several billion dollars worth of yachts.

Long story short, it’s an amazing spot for any activity, be it yoga…or a bartending competition.

The Contestants

Alicia Gardner – Scales and Shells
Jonathan Edgell – The White Horse Tavern
Kyle Saulnier – The Surf Club
Brian Reilly – The New York Yacht Club

Broken Shed Vodka

Broken Shed Vodka

Broken Shed Vodka is the official sponsor of Cocktail Wars Newport’s Summer Splash. This vodka is made from mountain spring water and New Zealand whey, making it incredibly smooth and easy to drink. Broken Shed Premium Vodka is organic and is additive and gluten-free. Learn more at their website!

Cocktail Wars Summer Splash Schedule

Here are the remaining dates for Cocktail Wars this summer!

See you there!

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Roof Deck Correspondent


Tristan's just this guy, ya know?