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Contestants & Judges for Make It Exotico Semifinal Cocktail Competition at The Franklin Bar

Here’s the list of contestants and judges for the USBG Make It Exotico Cocktail Competition next Tuesday, May 9th at The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Company.


Miranda HelckKingsley (East Village New York)

Miranda Helck

Catherine HoodThe Eddy & Eight Seas Tiki Bar (Providence, Rhode Island)

Catherine Mary Hood

Ariel ScaliseTender Bar + Kitchen (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ariel Scalise

Jesse DurekaThe Rittenhouse Hotel Library Bar (Philadelphia)

Jesse Dureka

Benjamin PozarGran Caffe L’Aquila (Philadelphia)

Benjamin Pozar

Lee NoblePOUR (Lancaster, PA)

Lee Noble

Chris Zingler1 Tippling Place (Philadelphia)

Chris Zingler

Katie LoebKanella South (South Philadelphia)

Katie Loeb

Jacob LesitskySkytop Lodge (Poconos, PA)

Jacob Lesitsky


Marilyn Johnson (me!) – founder and publisher of Philly Grub, a website focusing on the evolving food and drink scene in Philly. ADORES cocktails. Please don’t ask her about cheesesteaks.

Jenny DeHuff — Managing Editor of Culture for A native of New England, Jenny has covered the Philadelphia area for more than a decade, and has written for the Philadelphia Daily News and Metro.

Jenny DeHuff

Adam Schmidt — owner of Drink Philly, covering the Philadelphia beverage scene.

Adam Schmidt Drink Philly

Oscar Serrano — works at Tequilas and his tequila knowledge and expertise in the industry is highly regarded.

It’s going to be a great night of extraordinary cocktails! See you there (space permitting)!

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