Shirt Factory wins Buffalo contest for most creative Bloody Mary

Posted 9 March 2020 at 2:39 pm

Press Release, Shirt Factory

Provided photo: The Shirt Factory in Medina won the award for most creative Bloody Mary during a competition in Buffalo.

MEDINA – The Shirt Factory is proud to announce its recent victory as the “Most Creative Bloody Mary” at Sunday’s Bloody Mary Festival in Buffalo. The recipe submitted was a collaborative effort by all members of the Shirt Factory, but developed by Lead Bartender Chris Kozody and Manager Madison Greenwald.

“Competing in an event of that magnitude was a lofty goal for us considering the small scale of our kitchen and equipment,” said Alix Gilman, co-owner of the Shirt Factory. “Something about the nature of our team made the announcement and call for applications to the festival more realistic despite the obvious concerns about our limited space. Everything we dream, every challenge we throw their way, they take it and run together.”

The Shirt Factory also finished 3rd in the “Best Overall Bloody Mary” category.

Sponsored by Step Out Buffalo, Buffalo’s Bloody Mary Fest is now in its 5th year. The event was held at Buffalo Riverworks and included 10 bars from around the Buffalo area. Hartman’s Distillery was the sponsoring vodka and was used in every competing Bloody Mary.

“While this is certainly an incredible victory for the Shirt Factory, we are equally as excited to further showcase what Medina can do when up against the best the city has to offer,” said Scott Robinson, co-owner of the Shirt Factory.

Located in the heart of Medina, the Shirt Factory is a cafe by day and cocktail bar by night. Recently named one of the top cocktail bars in Western New York by Step Out Buffalo, the Shirt Factory also focuses on showcasing only local beers and wines from the region. The winning Bloody Mary will be available all this coming weekend during “Boozy Brunch” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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