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Connections: Cocktails Making A Comeback

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There's a cocktail revival happening around the country, and Rochester happens to be a strong player in the movement. Sazaracs are in. Barrel-aged Manhattans can be found. And a group of local restaurants and bars are teaming up for a weekend of cocktail-themed events, from tastings to classes on the proper use of bitters. We meet the cocktail-slinging barhands behind this effort: 

Chuck Cerankosky / Good Luck and Cure restaurants

Jon Karel / The Revelry restaurant

Evy Fanning / Cheshire   

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.