Ella bartender wins blue ribbon at Midtown Cocktail Week competition

Eight of Sacramento’s best bartenders brought their A-game to Harlow’s Tuesday night for the Midtown Cocktail Week cocktail competition.

The drinks includes riffs on the Negroni, some Tiki-inspired cocktails and one with a touch of molecular gastronomy. At stake: $1,000 and some serious bragging rights.

We’ll have more shortly on the night’s proceedings and some words from this year’s cocktail champion. For now, here are the winners:

1st: Chris Dooley of Ella Dining Room & Bar

2nd: Baron Stelling of Hock Farm

3rd (tie): Alycia Rubio of Grange and Travis Kavanaugh of Shady Lady

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