OUT caught up with Cory Z. from The Abbey Food and Bar - the recently named Los Angeles Champion in the 2017 Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic - fresh off his win. The Cocktail Classic is Stoli’s annual competition to find North America’s Number One Bartender. LGBTQ bartenders and allies across the U.S. and Canada will compete to represent their home city on the grand stage of cocktail mixology during Pride Week, June 7-11th, in Key West, Florida. Here's what Cory had to say about the competition.
OUT: Cory, congrats on being named the Los Angeles Champion in the 2017 Stoli Key West Cocktail Classic! How does it feel?
Cory Z.: It feels amazing! I still can't believe I won!