Second Week Of Cocktail Wars Semi-Finals Determines Final Roster

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Six weeks into Newport’s biggest bartending competition, things are getting fierce.

We said it last week and we’ll say it again, the competition curve of Cocktail Wars is pretty steep. The first four weeks of preliminary rounds are a miss-mash of talent. There’s also a randomness at work, where one week can be extremely competitive with all four competitors demonstrating great talent, while the next, you can tell right away who’s going to win. That all changes with the semi-finals, where suddenly everyone’s proficient…and it’s creativity and a little luck that determines the winners and losers.

Here are your competitors:

The Bartenders

Carly Frederick
-Vanderbilt Grace


Zachary Pierce
-Perro Salado


Oliver Dennis-Bale
-Tavern on Broadway


Maija Melbardis
-White Horse Tavern


The liquor of the night:



This Sunday:


Come see the best bartenders who’ve competed this round face off to determine the ultimate champion for the season! Action starts Sunday, November 27th at 10pm at the Gas Lamp Grill, located at 206 Thames Street.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Cocktail Correspondent

Tristan's just this guy, ya know?