As a part of LGBT Pride Month celebrations, the world’s largest annual LGBT bartending competition, the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic concluded on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.
Kayla Hasbrook, bartender at ABC Cocina in New York City, was named the 2017 Champion and her prize includes a $12,500 donation to Planned Parenthood and a local Key West, FL charity. Kayla was one of 17 regional finalists across North America to compete in the Grand Finale.
Here is Kayla Hasbook’s winning cocktail:
No Sleep ’til Sunrise
By Kayla Hasbrook from ABC Cocina, New York City
- 1 1/2 oz. Stoli Premium
- 1/2 oz. Turmeric Infused Blanc Vermouth
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Preparation: Combine ingredients, shake, and serve on the rocks.
The first Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic was held four years ago and was inspired by the unique legacy of LGBT bartenders and the role LGBT bars have played in the movement towards equality. The Cocktail Classic culminates at each year Key West Pride to celebrate the special place Key West has had for years as one of the LGBT community’s most popular destinations and original safe havens. Stoli Vodka is proud to recognize individuals like Kayla Hasbrook who are living this legacy.