Denver’s top bartenders faced off Wednesday night in the ultimate cocktail challenge. The competition was fierce as the seven nominated bartenders battled for the grand prize and the right to call themselves Denver’s best bartender. Using Gentleman Jack and their own inspired mixes each bartender was tasked to create an original cocktail. The votes were tallied and Cory Leicester, a bartender at Retrograde walked away victorious with his delicious Jack and The Western Peach cocktail.

Photography by Giacomo Di Franco and Kyle Cooper