Shannen Doherty, Kathy Griffin Search for America’s ‘Most Inspired’ Bartender

updated 08/02/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET

originally published 08/02/2010 AT 2:50 PM ET

Actress Shannen Doherty and Cobra Starship singer Gabe Saporta had 26 drinks each Sunday night – and, no, this isn’t a preface to an episode of Celebrity Rehab.

Doherty and Saporta weren’t exactly enjoying a night on the town. They were judging a regional competition as part of GQ magazine and Bombay Sapphire’s search for the nation’s “most inspired” bartender.

Hosted at the Trump Soho Hotel’s rooftop bar in New York, the bartenders showed off their mixologist moves with out-of-the-bottle ingredients – like fennel and egg whites. Doherty and Saporta weren’t sipping on any plain, old gin and tonics – the winning entry was the Sapphire Emerald Fizz (recipe below), crafted by Andrew Mirabito of the Cooper Square Hotel, who will compete at the general competition in Las Vegas.

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