PDT Bartender Reps U.S. in Cocktail Competition

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Shaking the Wellington Fizz. Photo: Courtesy of Full Picture

Sean Hoard of PDT will be one of three bartenders representing the U.S. in the Cocktail World Cup later this month in New Zealand. (The event's sponsor, 42 Below, is a Kiwi vodka.) Hoard joins D.C.'s Todd Thrasher and Mark Stoddard of Denver on the team, which was selected last weekend by a panel of judges that included chef Sam Talbot and cocktail guru Dale DeGroff. Hoard's entry was the Wellington Fizz, made with vodka, lime juice, passion-fruit pure, and heavy cream, among other ingredients.