Mixology matchmaker Jon Marante of Fort Lauderdale paired Stoli Crushed Pineapple with Se Busca Joven Mezcal and called it Love, Stoli. This Stol-i-nspiration is sending Jon to the big show, the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic to compete with his fellow mixology masters and celebrate the heart and soul of spirits. 

About the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic

The world’s largest LGBTQ bartending competition and show, the Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic, is back for its 6th year. The event honors the legacy of gay bars as pioneering community centers for LGBTQ people, and celebrates the work of nightlife professionals who continue to advocate for visibility. This year’s contest kicked off Wednesday, March 6, in Dallas and will conclude with the annual Key West Pride week finale June 4-10 in Key West, Florida.

In addition to the life-changing experiences our bartenders receive, all prize money is donated to hometown charities our bartenders selected to play for as well as paired charities in Key West; this year $25K total will be won for charity with $80k through the program to date”

How to Vote for Jon Marante

To vote for Jon Marante as your favorite Bar Star, head to keywestresults.com daily from May 22 to May 30 to cast your vote in the Fan Favorite Voting Phase. The two bartenders with the most votes receive immunity from elimination in Key West and proceed directly to the Pride Main Stage Finale on June 8.

Vote for Jon Marante as Stoli Key West Fan Favorite and Help Move Him One Step Closer to Victory in Key West


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