Newport Cocktail Wars Summer Splash Has Begun!

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Seven weeks of Sunday Funday cocktail competitions in Newport, RI sponsored by Broken Shed Vodka.

Cocktail Wars Newport kicked off the first week of its Summer Splash competition at Newport’s Christie’s Restaurant. The contest featured four bartenders using Broken Shed Premium Vodka to create cocktails which are judged by the audience and then by a panel of three professional mixologists.

[If you’re an old-school Newporter thinking that Christie’s is long gone, replaced by Forty 1º North, you’re right…sort of. The original Christie’s is no more but the restaurant in the spot of the Cheeky Monkey (14 Perry Mill Wharf) got the designation.]

The Bartenders

Christie's Newport Cocktail Wars Dominique Grant Cindy Erwin Vincient X Gunn Tony Simone Broken Shed Vodka

From left to right:

Cindy Erwin

-An accomplished bartender and Cocktail Wars veteran, Cindy had the homefield advantage as she bartends at Christie’s and Forty 1º North.

Vincent Xavier Gunn

Cocktail Wars’ dark horse, Vincent surprised a lot of people last season when he took second in the finals.

Tony Simone

So much of life is just showing up…and this includes arriving at cocktail competitions you didn’t know you’d be competing in.

Dominique Grant

This girl is taking Newport by storm. Not only is she the current Cocktail Wars champion, she’s now working at The Landing, bartending on the water.

Broken Shed Vodka

Broken Shed Premium Vodka at Christie's Newport, RI

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 Vodka Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?