Penobscot blueberries to garnish inaugural cocktail

AUGUSTA — Revelers celebrating the inauguration of Janet Mills can toast the governor-elect with a signature cocktail featuring blueberries grown in Penobscot.

“The Governor Janet,” made with prosecco and fruit from the Blue Hill Berry Co., is one of many Maine-made foods on the menu for the inauguration celebration to be held from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Janet Mills

The lineup also includes dancing and performances by Maine entertainers.

“The Inaugural Celebration is about paying tribute to our great state,” Mills said. “What better way to do that than to showcase Maine’s extraordinary musical talent along with food and drink from every county?”

Another Hancock County business’s wares will make an appearance at the mashed potato bar, where diners can sprinkle on bacon from The Bacon Man in Dedham.

The black-tie optional event is invitation-only. Costs will be covered by a $20 ticketing charge, as well as by donations raised through the Mills Inaugural Committee, according to a press release from the Mills campaign.

Cyndi Wood

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