Casino del Sol mixologist wins statewide contest

2013-05-17T12:32:00Z Casino del Sol mixologist wins statewide contestCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Casino Del Sol Resort, Spa and Conference Center mixologist Aaron DeFeo was crowned Master Mixologist at the inaugural Foodist Awards in Phoenix.

The May 6 competition at the Ritz Carlton-Phoenix pitted mixologists from throughout the state. The Foodist Awards were hosted by the Arizona Restaurant Association and AZ Business Magazine.

This is not the first time DeFeo has made a splash with his cocktailing skills. He’s won a number of local competitions and was a finalist in the 2013 Bombay Sapphire Most Inspired Bartender competition in Las Vegas.

He and his cocktails have been featured nationally in Nightclub & Bar Magazine, Imbibe Magazine,, and numerous online publications, according to a press release.

See the full story and more restaurant and bar news in next Thursday's Caliente.

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