20 Oct 2008
In order to prepare for Halloween, Leblon recently held a cocktail challenge in the birthplace of this spooky celebration, Salem Massachusetts. Salem’s best Bartender’s met on September 30th to shake it out at Rockafellas and the results were delicious! The “Gato Negro” by Justin Edward Philbrook from 62 on Wharf won best of show narrowly beating out the “Original Sin” by Kimberly Ann Phillips from Rockafellas. Kimberly’s Original Sin was served in a hollowed out apple and captured the essence of Fall and the attention of everyone at the event. Honorable mentions were earned by David “Murph” Murphy from Finz Salem for his “Smashing Apples” creation, Marie MacIsaac from Rockafellas for her “Black Widow-tini”, Matthew Sullivan from Rockafellas for his “Mango Lantern”, and Adam Gerhart from Fresh Taste of Asia for his “Vampirinha”. Happy Halloween!