Ken Kodys goes for the gold in the Cocktail World Cup

Ken Kodys is a beast -- and I mean that in the most complimentary way. No, I'm not referring to his size, although he is a large man at 6'6". I mean that creatively he is a beast, and a stone-cold killer in cocktail competitions. Ken is also one of the most energetic bartenders I have ever met. He has many projects in the works, and still finds time to compete and thoroughly enjoy his life outside of work. Perhaps as a result he is one of the most genuine and true people in this wicked business.

Ken recently won the local 42Below Cocktail World Cup finals, and a trip to Miami to compete in the US Finals against our country's top bartenders. In Miami, he took top-three honors and the right to represent the USA in the CWC finals in New Zealand. When he leaves for the land of the Kiwis on September 3, he will become the third Colorado bartender to represent team USA in five years (only New York and California have managed similar feats). Cafe Society last interviewed Ken in October 2009, and the time seemed right to catch up with him again...

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Sean Kenyon
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