Joshua-Peter Smith Wins Cocktail Competition -- With a Vengeance

A man walks into a bar and orders a drink. Sounds like a joke, but that was the concept behind last night's cocktail competition at BSide presented by Breckenridge Distillery. The goal of the contest was to create a drink called Vengeance, which is also the name of a 2014 novel by Denver-based author Bryan Koepke. In his next book, the main character walks into a bar in a Colorado mountain town and orders a "Vengeance" -- which, until last night, didn't yet exist. At the BSide contest, fourteen Colorado bartenders offered up their version of what that drink might look and taste like, in hopes that their recipe will be included in the next installment of Kopke's series, called Sabotage, which should come out next summer.

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