Cocktail Showdown

Bella is pleased to announce the winner of our August 9th Cocktail Showdown! An array of proud alchemists offered their delightful concoctions to the willing judges in pursuit of the crown. 35 Bella residents and friends turned out to take part in the fun.


The winner was the “Bella Rum Runner” submitted by Barry Barnes and the runner up was Karen Rodriguez’s “Bella Bang Bang”. Atlantic City Bottle Co. awarded a gift certificate to the winner and a t-shirt to the runner up. Goochie Brothers supplied the fabulous Italian food for the event.


Left to right: Mark Eichhorn, Ricky Rodriguez, Stephen Tsorkis. The DJ spun the records and the ladies danced.
Here are the recipes:
Bella Rum Runner
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Orange Juice
1oz Blackberry Brandy
1 oz Banana Liqueur
1 oz Light Rum
1 oz Meyers Dark Rum
Splash of Grenadine
Bella Ban Bang
Orange Flavored Vodka
Orange slices
(exact quantities and proportions
of ingredients are unknown.
One wonders whether it
is a closely guarded secret.)