NitePics: Bartenders Battle in Cocktail Contest for Best Martini in D.C.

D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest. In the end, PS7's Gina Chersevani's cocktail took top honors.

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Gina Chersevani's cotton-candy cocktail took home the top honor at the Beacon Hotel's Best Martini in D.C. contest.
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D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual "Best Martini in DC" contest.
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Chris Cunningham of Alliance Tavern D.C. took third place at the Beacon Hotel's third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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Local notables such as D.C. council member David Catania (right) served on a panel of judges to award three bartenders top honors.
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D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest. Gina Chersevani (center) won top honors.
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D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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Babak Pakravan (left) of Ten Penh won second place for his reinvention of the traditional daiquiri that resulted in the creation of a berry martini.
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D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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Joi-Marie McKenzie
D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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Joi-Marie McKenzie
D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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Joi-Marie McKenzie
D.C.'s best mixologists and bartenders battled it out by creating delicious and cutting-edge cocktails at the third annual Best Martini in DC contest.
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