Clevelander Wins Cocktail Contest

Published: 01/04/2012

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland bartender was the Midwest regional winner of the Hangar One Landing Cocktail Contest.

Vanessa Morrison from The Strip Steakhouse in Cleveland won the regional competition with her cocktail, “B-L-Tini,” a combination of bacon-inflused Hangar One vodka and tomato puree. Winners were determined through consumer “likes” on Facebook; Morrison received 3,708 “likes,” the most for any cocktail in the nationwide contest.

Another Ohioan, Ray Fiorino Jr. from The Corner Alley in Cleveland, was third runner up with this drink “The Great Caper.”