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Sean Fitzpatrick shows his enthusiasm as he creates his winning concoction during the Stoli Key West Cocktail Contest Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Key West, Fla., Fitzpatrick, a Provincetown, Mass., bartender defeated 11 other regional winners from LGBT bars around the U.S., with a colorful pineapple-and-ginger mixture served in lime-garnished glasses, inside hollowed-out pineapples. (Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Sean Fitzpatrick shows his enthusiasm as he creates his winning concoction during the Stoli Key West Cocktail Contest Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Key West, Fla., Fitzpatrick, a Provincetown, Mass., bartender defeated 11 other regional winners from LGBT bars around the U.S., with a colorful pineapple-and-ginger mixture served in lime-garnished glasses, inside hollowed-out pineapples. (Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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KEY WEST (CBSMiami) – When you think of Key West, what drink comes to mind?

A Massachusetts bartender answered the question with a concoction that won a national contest staged on the island city’s Duval Street.

Bartender Sean Fitzpatrick's winning drink awaits judging at the  the Stoli Key Wet Cocktail Contest. Fitzpatrick, a Provincetown, Mass., bartender defeating 11 other regional winners from LGBT bars around the U.S., with a colorful pineapple-and-ginger mixture served in lime-garnished glasses, inside hollowed-out pineapples. (Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Bartender Sean Fitzpatrick’s winning drink awaits judging at the the Stoli Key Wet Cocktail Contest. Fitzpatrick, a Provincetown, Mass., bartender defeating 11 other regional winners from LGBT bars around the U.S., with a colorful pineapple-and-ginger mixture served in lime-garnished glasses, inside hollowed-out pineapples. (Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Sean Fitzpatrick of Provincetown took home the top honors at the Stoli Original Key West Cocktail Classic Saturday night.

Spectators watch a contestant mix his concoction Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the  Stoli Key West Cocktail Contest in Key West, Fla., A dozen regional winners from LGBT bars around the U.S., participated in the competition. (Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Spectators watch a contestant mix his concoction Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Stoli Key West Cocktail Contest in Key West, Fla., A dozen regional winners from LGBT bars around the U.S., participated in the competition. (Steve Panariello/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Fitzpatrick defeated 11 other regional winners from LGBT bars around the U.S.

The winning drink was a colorful pineapple-and-ginger mixture served in lime-garnished glasses, inside hollowed-out pineapples.

Judges of the contest included Broadway actor and former “Queer Eye” television personality Jai Rodriguez, Emmy Award-winning comedy writer and actor Bruce Vilanch and clothing designer Andrew Christian.

Several things went into the judging including appearance, aroma and taste, as well as the bartender’s showmanship. Extra points were given for entries that communicated the offbeat spirit of Key West.

“The thing that’s really about Key West is the pineapple and the ginger, because the pineapple is here — everybody drinks with pineapple — but the ginger gives the sassiness of Key West,” said Fitzpatrick of his winning libation to the Florida Keys News Bureau.

Fitzpatrick prizes includes a $5,000 donation to an LGBT-friendly charity of his choice.

The Florida Keys News Bureau contributed to this report.

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