Thursday: Round 2 of JC's Mystery Mixology Competition {+ Best Round 1 Photos}

Thursday: Round 2 of JC's Mystery Mixology Competition {+ Best Round 1 Photos}

Posted in Drinks on February 27, 2018

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If you missed Round 1 of our Jersey City Mystery Mixology competition last Thursday at Porta, you DO NOT want to miss this Thursday's fun at The Hutton! This is a FREE event, but we'll have awesome food & drink specials only for those who RSVP, including:

Cocktail Specials:

  • $7 Rosé Spritzers
  • $8 Fast Tracks
  • $9 Manhattans

Food Specials (until 9pm):

  • $2 Off Wings and Cauliflower Wings
  • $2 Off Cheese Plates
  • $2 Off House-Made Everything Pita

Have A Night Jersey City is teaming up with ChicpeaJC to find Jersey City's best mixologist! Over the course of 4 weeks, your favorite bartenders throughout JC will be shakin' and stirrin' up some delicious concoctions, but there's only 1 catch… we're throwing mystery ingredients into the mix!



Creativity is a must, and we already saw some incredible cocktails made at our 1st event last week! Be sure to grab a front row seat to check out the competition! Space is very limited, and the stakes are HIGH, as the Mixologist who wins the final event on 3/15 will take home $2,000 CASH! We look forward to seeing you there!


Lock in your FREE RSVP to enjoy some awesome cocktail & food specials!


Event #2: Thursday, March 1st 7pm @ The Hutton (225 Hutton St.):

  • Joe Donohue - Low Fidelity
  • Tom Conboy - The Hamilton Inn
  • Tom Linstrom - White Star Bar
  • Bill King - The Hutton



Check out some of our favorite photos from the Round 1 at Porta Last Thursday (2/22)!


Cocktails from our 1st event featured Jose Cuervo Tradicional, 1800 Silver, and Maestro Dobel Diamante.


Contestants (from left to right): Ray Haas - Hamilton Pork, TJ Annese - Ani Ramen, Ed Snyder - Ed & Mary's, and John Polkowski - Gringo's


Judges (from left to right): bizznice, Kyra Huxel, and Nabil Miftahi


We had a PACKED house all night with a great crowd cheering on the contestants!


TJ and Ray mixin' things up in Round 1 with our secret ingredient... Gummy Bears!


John and Ed putting Round 2's bacon into the mix.


Presentation is very important, as it's one of the 3 categories contestants are judged on (along with taste and creativity).


Our judges cheers'ing before enjoying another delicious drink!


Would you rather have a bacon strip or bacon bits in your cocktail?


...and our winner is...TJ Annese from Ani Ramen


TJ (as well as the winner of our 2nd and 3rd Rounds) will move on to compete in the finals at Hudson Hall on Thursday, March 15th. Don't forget to lock in your FREE RSVP for all of the action! We look forward to seeing you at 7pm on Thursday (3/1) at The Hutton!


Written by John Connell

John likes to think he is very gifted. His talents include napping, eating sunflower seeds, growing a neckbeard, Ja Rule karaoke, and napping. Recovering from a knee injury, John is currently limited to bar games like shuffleboard, pool, and darts, and accepts all challengers. An avid sports fan, the only thing he enjoys more than attending a game, is the beach. Don't let the knee injury fool you though, he can still get down on the dance floor!