Key West cocktail contest title goes to Brooklyn bartender

Kayla Harbrook, a Brooklyn bartender took home the gold in the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Saturday night.
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KEY WEST, Florida (WTHR) – A New York bartender shakes up the competition and wins the Key West cocktail contest.

Kayla Harbrook, a Brooklyn bartender took home the gold in the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic Saturday night.

Her signature drink, named "no sleep till sunrise" is a vodka creation flavored with pineapple juice, tumeric-infused vermouth, fresh lime juice, and muddled cucumber.

Cocktails were judged based on their appearance, aroma, balance, taste, and presentation.

Points were also given to bartenders who brought the spirit of Key West to their drinks.

Harbrook's winnings include a $12,500 donation to be shared with a Key West charity and a hometown charity of her choice.

She earned the title of Honorary Grand Marshall at the Key West Pride Parade Sunday night.

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