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Photos From Washingtonian’s Belvedere Bartender Battle

Washingtonian and Belvedere Vodka hosted an evening cocktail competition featuring 3 talented mixologists at The Gryphon.
Photos From Washingtonian’s Belvedere Bartender Battle
The competing mixologists Andy Bixby of Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Andrea Tateosian of Urbana, and Walter Raubeson of Le Diplomate

Washingtonian and Belvedere Vodka celebrated seasonal-inspired sips at Bartender Battle! The event, held at The Gryphon, was a culminating competition after 3 mini battles that began in Summer 2017. Talented DC mixologists, Andy Bixby of Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Andrea Tateosian of Urbana, and Walter Raubeson of Le Diplomate, were given 4 mystery ingredients before they each created their custom Belvedere Vodka cocktail. Three judges ultimately voted for Andrea Tateosian from Urbana’s creation as their favorite. Guests were encouraged to create a custom cocktail of their own at the Spritz Bar, where Q Drinks provided mixers and April’s Table offered an assortment of garnishes. While sipping unlimited Belvedere Vodka cocktails, guests enjoyed light bites from The Gryphon and in the Belvedere Vodka lounge mini Sprinkles cupcakes were offered. Guests could take photos and make GIFs at the A-List Photo Booths station, floral arrangements were provided by Urban Stems, and entertainment was by Mixing Maryland.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners: Belvedere Vodka, The Gryphon, April’s Table, Q Drinks, Mixing Maryland, Urban Stems, and A-List Photo Booths

All photos by Doug Van Sant.

 

Guests were encouraged to create their own Belvedere Vodka cocktail at the Spritz Bar
Mixers and garnishes at the spritz bar were provided by Q Drinks and April’s Table, respectively
Delicious light bites were served by The Gryphon
Guests enjoyed unlimited Belvedere Vodka cocktails all evening
Ralph Dixon and Zach Forkey
Guests Erin Hill and Marissa McFarland posing at the A-List Photo Booths station
Floral arrangements provided by Urban Stems added flair to the Belvedere Vodka lounge
Mini Sprinkles cupcakes were available in the Belvedere Vodka lounge
The Q Drinks and April’s Table assortment at the Spritz Bar

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Breakthru Beverage’s Nick Kohut was the emcee for the evening
Mixologist Walter Raubeson of Le Diplomate explaining his creation to Belvedere National Brand Ambassador Brian Stewert, April’s Table owner April Cunningham, and Washingtonian Magazine Publisher Susan Farkas
Andy Bixby of Jack Rose Dining Saloon getting creative during the competition
The winning mixologist was Andrea Tateosian of Urbana
The winning Belvedere Vodka cocktail
Elisa Hickey, Daniella Thompson, James Parker, and Connor Sharney
Belvedere Vodka cocktails mixed and garnished by guests

 

 

 


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