Art of Italicus 2020 Aperitivo Challenge Glo-cal Edition

Italian aperitivo brand Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto has launched the Art of Italicus 2020 Aperitivo Challenge: Glo-cal Edition, a global platform to support bartenders. Replacing the annual Art of Italicus Aperitivo Challenge bartender competition, the new initiative is inspired by “thinking global, with local ingredients”. Up to eight bars and bartenders have been chosen from …

Moore House Cocktail Company

Ready-to-drink cocktail specialist Moore House Cocktail Company has developed a new range of pre-batched variants in larger packaging formats, targeted towards the on-trade. Designed to help venues “streamline operations” and “relieve the pressure created by time constraints and fewer staff”, the collection includes: Classic Martini (London dry gin, a dash of vermouth, 31% ABV) Margarita …

Monin digital masterclasses

A second wave of Monin digital masterclasses focusing on coffee and cocktails are launching, designed to provide bartenders and baristas with insight and inspiration as the hospitality industry rebuilds. Available now, the online, interactive tutorials follow a series live videos which were streamed on Facebook throughout June 2020. Teaming up with Monin’s beverage innovation management …

Cocktails in the City Community Spirit Edition

Cocktails in the City is returning to London for a two-day alfresco cocktail garden party this September, celebrating the capital’s drinks scene and raising money for the hospitality industry. Taking place at Bedford Square Gardens on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 September, the festival’s Community Spirit Edition will feature drinks from over 30 of London’s …

As the on-trade reopens post lockdown and attempts to drive much needed business, UK distributor Cellar Trends is executing a Kickstarter Cocktail Kit Programme in support of its key customers. Key accounts across the country will be able to create each of the UK’s top ten cocktails, according to CGA’s Mixed Drink Q1 2020, using …

Muzai

UK start-up Muzai, a new craft cocktail mixer range crafted using organic, mindful ingredients, has made its debut. Muzai’s Yuzu & Thyme, Hibiscus and Lemongrass & Ginger variants are created from an all-natural blend of premium organic tea, kombucha, organic agave and botanicals. The versatile ‘Mindful Cocktail formulas’ are naturally light in sugar, with the …

Kraken Cocktail Kombat competition

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is supporting bars and bartenders post-pandemic with a new digital cocktail competition called Kraken Cocktail Kombat. The contest will see eight UK bartenders from London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Brighton and Manchester battle it out through a number of ‘drink dual’ rounds. Their fate will be entirely in the hands of …

Three Sheets Pernod Ricard cocktails

Pernod Ricard UK is supporting independent and local venues by collaborating with London bar Three Sheets to bottle and deliver seven exclusive cocktails. The cocktails have been created by seven fellow London cocktail bars and contain either Beefeater, Jameson or Havana Club as the key ingredient. Three Sheets will bottle and deliver the drinks, giving …

World of Zing

Pre-batched cocktail specialist World of Zing is rolling out 18 new bottled cocktail flavours, as well as new packaging formats, to assist the on-trade with the return to business post Covid-19. Among other flavours, the range includes a Bordeaux Cask Aged Negroni, Salted Caramel Old Fashioned, Persian Lime & Nori Margarita and Rhubarb Cosmopolitan. New …