And the winner is… Veronica Saye!

Eight bartenders rose to the challenge, but only one could be crowned a champion. We’re excited to announce that the Toronto, ON, Swizzle Royale winner, and third swizzle champion of the summer, is PrettyUgly Bar’s Veronica Saye!

Throughout the competition, Veronica brought her own personal touch to each drink she crafted – with her drink from the final round served in none other than Star Wars tiki mugs. Veronica also filled in for another competitor and managed to swizzle her way to victory while working a shift at her bar down the street!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second Swizzle Royale competition, to those who came out to join in the fun and to our gracious hosts at Miss Thing’s.

Next week, we are headed to Oakland, CA, for round four of Swizzle Royale. You can find us scoping out local the cocktail scene before we head to Hello Stranger Monday evening, August 6, in search of our next swizzle champion. Stay tuned for more details on the event, resident bartenders and esteemed panel of judges – coming soon!


It’s time for us to take our Swizzle Royale bartender competition to the next level – an international level to be exact.

D.C. and Tampa have set the swizzle bar sky-high, let’s see if Toronto can rise to the occasion on our third stop of the summer – Canada, here we come!

Join us at Miss Thing’s on Sunday, July 29 to take it all in as eight local bartenders slap, pour, dash and swizzle their way through three fast-paced challenges. Come on out and enjoy specially-priced cocktails and mocktails, sweet giveaways and some of the best bartending in town. Did we mention the event is free?

Mark your calendars – this is a Sunday funday you won’t want to miss!

See below for additional event details and your list of resident bartenders/competitors:

  • Jamison Cass (@thebarkeepnamedjamo), Cherry Street Barbecue
  • Meaghan Murray, Tuk Tuk Canteen
  • Adam Karpowicz (@adam.karpowicz), Boutique Bar
  • Japhet Bower (@thejaph), Mrs. Robinson
  • Oleks Iurchenko (@olkesiur), Schnitzel Hub
  • Jason McNeeley (@shakesnstirs), Broadview Hotel
  • Stuart Knapman (@sculptors.and.vandals), Byblos Toronto
  • Nick Incretolli (@mrnicerye), Bar Sazerac