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2021 national cocktail competition

Black Restaurant Week searched to find the best bartender in the nation.  Black Restaurant Week is challenged bartenders from across the nation to create Maker’s Mark cocktails that are one-of-a-kind and full-flavored just like the signature bourbon.

About Episode

The best bartenders from the East Region – Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC battle for a chance to advance in the 2021 Power of the Palate national cocktail competition presented by Maker’s Mark. 

Featured Bartenders:

  • Kenneth McCaskill – Baltimore
  • Woody Stjuste – New York
  • Solomon Thomas – Philadelphia
  • Monniquer Peacock – Washington DC

Special Guest Judges:

  • Harold Brinkley, Owner The James Room
  • Chef Robert Butts, Executive Chef Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours
  • Ryan Meegan – Maker’s Mark Diplomat Tennesee & Georgia
Featured Recipes