Six Dublin bartenders showcase original travel-themed cocktail creations

Six of Dublin’s best drink mixers and bartenders shook things up June 13 at the inaugural Dublin Cocktail Classic at The Getaway Brewing Co., 108 N. High Street, in historic Dublin.

The contest is expected to return next year at The Getaway Brewing Co., according to Sara Hollabaugh, marketing director for the brewery.

Hollabaugh, with Tommy Householder, brand ambassador for Watershed Distillery, and Scott Dring, president and CEO of Visit Dublin Ohio, organized the Dublin Cocktail Classic.

“Our idea was to do something to bring together the Dublin (restaurant and bar) serving community,” Hollabaugh said.

In a blind taste test, a panel of judges selected the original cocktail creations of six bartenders from Dublin restaurants and taverns.

Those six bartenders competed on June 13, making the drink while explaining it to the panel of three judges.

“They are all bringing the heat and (are) very talented. I’m excited to be a judge,” said Rebecca Monday, a beverage consultant for Ellis Adams Group, Inc.

Nick Ansara, senior beverage operations manager for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, and Bert Chavez, assistant general manager of Chapman’s Eat Market, served as the other judges.

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