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'Bar Fights' seek out Baton Rouge's most creative bartender

(Source: Ben Gauthier/WAFB) (Source: Ben Gauthier/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

An unusual cocktail competition came to a head at a Baton Rouge bar on Sunday.

Over the last month, Olive or Twist on Perkins Road hosted a competition called "Bar Fight" to pit area bartenders and mixologists against one another by mixing up drinks with unusual ingredients like pretzels or red velvet cupcakes.

Several finalists were named throughout the month, and all the finalists competed Sunday to see who had the best drink.

“It's a way for us to showcase local talent, it's a way for some of these bartenders to get a little more awareness,” says the owner of Olive or Twist, Josh Duke, “and hopefully get some new bar guests out of the actual event, and showcase their talents and skills, and to showcase their bar programs at their own establishments.”

Duke says he wants to build off the success of this event by having more competitions moving forward.

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