Last night, DC Elites stirred things up at Policy
– the first event of a three part cocktail competition series. Among
the graffiti-painted, chandelier-adorned venue, five bartenders shook
and stirred their little tails off to a panel of judges and Yelp Elite
as they competed in the DeKuyper MixMasters Challenge.
The crowd chowed down on gourmet BLT sandwiches as they listened and
watched each bartender mix their cocktail and explain how they came up
with their original recipes. Samples of each tasty cocktail were then
passed around to all of the thirsty attendees and judged based on
taste, appearance, creative of name, simplicity and originality. At the
end of the night, three winners prevailed and two moved on to the next
round of competition.
$500 Winners – Voted on by the panel of judges
Isabelle Ardelean – Southern "Rita"
Mark, DeKuyper Peach
*With white peach accents*
Allison Lee – Scarlet Letter
Comfort, DeKuyper Cherry
$100 People's Choice Winner – voted by Yelp Elite
Dominick Kennerson – Kentucky 623
Maker's Mark, Hazelnut DeKuyper, and Apple Juice
*With Granny Smith apple accents*
The crowd was kept spirited thanks to the energy and tunes by the fantastic MC and DJ, Brian Anderson from Last Call Entertainment.
Special shout outs to Cat B, our very own Elite celebrity judge for the evening. How did the newbie hazing go, Kendall W and Judith L? It was great to see Jeremy L in the house – you
are a "solja" and everyone is happy to know you are doing better! Also,
thanks to Keon D's hot feet for keeping us impressed and entertained.
Fenny L – it was all of your fault.
You can check out more snazzy photos from the event on Flickr by our amazing photographer, Lillian C.