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SVEDKA SHAKEDOWN Power Mixer Competition at Cecconi’s

SVEDKA SHAKEDOWN Power Mixer Competition at Cecconi’sMonday, August 11, 7pm-10pm – Cecconi’s Garden at SOHO Beach House, 4385 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Five of the best ‘power-mixers‘ competed against each other in inimitable mixology challenge to be crowned the winner of the first annual SVEDKA SHAKEDOWN. Hosted at Cecconi’s Garden at SOHO Beach House, contestants Leo Holtzman (Cocktail Collection), Oxana Parfenova (Blackbird Ordinary), Randal Perez (Broken Shaker) and Trevor Alberts (Orange Blossom) battled it out to see who would come out on top. The contestants were critiqued by a tough panel of industry experts, including Miami bartender Ben Potts, Director of Spirits at Constellation Brands Vicky Arcos, cocktail consultant and beverage programmer Ezra Pattek, TV host Alexandra Olavarria, and promoter Jose Ortiz.

Guests watched as the contestants participated in three rounds of elimination mixology challenges, with impossible ingredients and challenging mixing conditions, and sipped specialty SVEDKA cocktails that the contestants created themselves. Winner Randy Perez mixed, shaked and poured their way to a grand prize of $5,000 and the ultimate bragging rights as the first ever SVEDKA Shakedown winner. #SVEDKASHAKEDOWN @SVEDKAVodka

Photos by: Rodrigo Gaya/WorldRedEye.com