By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Feb 23, 2010 at 1:14 PM

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As gets ready to host its second annual Bartender Olympics, you can prepare to cheer on the competition by familiarizing yourself with future Milwaukee Bar Olympians.

We've been profiling the participating bartenders over the last two weeks in preparation for the big night at the Milwaukee Ale House on Thursday, Feb. 25. All in honor of friendly competition, cheer on your favorite Olympian while you enjoy deals on Ale House food and Jim Beam, Malibu, Hornitos and Jameson.

Here's a quick Q & A with Anna Bradbury of Newaukee, a group of young professionals dedicated to showcasing Milwaukee's unique destinations through bi-monthly social gatherings. Where have you bartended?

Anna Bradbury: Calderone Pub, Murphy's Irish Pub, Bad Genie Rock Lounge.

OMC: How long have you been a part of Newaukee?

AB: About a year.

OMC: Why did you join Newaukee?

AB: My friend Haley is really active in it and she brought me. Being a recent Marquette graduate who moved here from Chicago, it's nice to meet other young professionals. It's a great group -- always fun and there are always new people.

OMC: What's your favorite Milwaukee bar (other than the one you work at)?

AB: R.I.P. Grant's Pub.

OMC: Do you believe in "beer after liquor, never been sicker; liquor before beer, you're in the clear?"

AB: It's all about the amount. Or your tolerance, which I've sadly found disappears after college.

OMC: Are you looking forward to the smoking ban?

AB: It doesn't bother me either way.

OMC: What drink are you preparing for the Bartender Olympics?

Spice on Ice
.5-ounce Absolut
1.5 ounce Absolut Peppar
.5-ounce Hornitos
.5-ounce Chambord
Splash of Sprite
Splash of sour
3 limes, muddled
2 dashes of Tabasco

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”