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Last weekend in Key West, Stoli hosted 15 of the best LGBT bartenders of North America. With celebrity judges like Bruce Vilanch, Jai Rodriguez, Stuart Milk, and Latoya London, they crowned the winner of the 2016 Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic, a bartending competition that looks for one part bartender and one part cocktail. Rocky Collins of the Roundup in Dallas took home first place for his concoction, the Key West Kitty Kat.
Shortly into the competition, the contestants became more of a family in the welcoming arms of Key West's LGBT community. Celebrating the haven of gay bars and the community they provide, the weekend's competition shaped up to be a true display of LGBT Pride.