Cocktail Wars Newport Summer Splash Semi-Finals Recap

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Newport’s hottest bartenders face off for a chance to get to the Cocktail Wars Finals.

Things are really heating up in Newport’s Cocktail Wars bartending competition as we close in on the Finals (Sunday, August 20, 12-2pm at Newport Vineyards). With each round, the advancing bartenders combine their knowledge and experience to take their recipes and presentations to the next level. Every mistake becomes much more costly and every victory becomes that much sweeter. The winners of Week 2 of the Semi-Finals will face off against the winners of Week 1 of the Semi-Finals to determine the Champion and Runner up for the whole season. There has been a lot of talent on display!


Samantha Donahue – Revolving Door Restaurant
Catherine Robertson – Brix
Alicia Gardner – Scales & Shells
Jonathan Edgell – Perro Salado & White Horse Tavern


Chris Belanger РPortsmouth Publick House
Peter Mellekas  Newport Naked
Tone Simone – Around

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Broken Shed Vodka

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Cocktail Wars Summer Splash Schedule

Here are the remaining dates for Cocktail Wars this summer!

See you there!

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Hotel Bar Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?