Congratulations to LUSH's Joel Koepsell, he just won the National Gay Bartender Cocktail Challenge!
After winning the Minneapolis cocktail challenge at his home bar Lush, Joel was flown down to Palm Springs to compete against gaytenders (gay bartenders, get it?) from across the country (and Vancouver).
"each bartender will develop their winning Palm Springs inspired cocktail from their city and they will be judged on taste, presentation and name of each drink, in addition to their looks, presentation and audience participation" -Edge
A friend in Palm Springs sent in these pics (thanks Ashley!)