Bartenders challenged to create cocktail based on its name

cornish pastis tarquins gin

A cocktail competition is being launched for Tarquin’s Gin challenging bartenders to devise a cocktail based on its name.

The name of the cocktail has been announced as “Tamara’s Atlantic Adventure”, which is set to inspire bartenders to create their recipe using Tarquin’s Gin or Cornish Pastis, or both, which are made at Cornwall’s Southwestern Distillery.

The prize includes three nights in Padstow, Cornwall, a tour of the Southwestern Distillery, a trip to pick botanicals for producing Tarquin’s Gin and helping with labelling and waxing bottles for distribution to bars.

Follow @TheSpiritCellar and @swdistillery on Twitter to hear news about the competition. The deadline for submissions is August 15, emailed to

Eight finalists will be announced on August 29 for going through to a final in London in September.

Full details on criteria and rules at

The competition is run with Southwestern Distillery by The Spirit Cellar Online.

Updated with name of cocktail on July 2, 2014.

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