Bartenders prepare for 42Below final

42Below 2011 Team West LondonBartenders are preparing to compete for places representing the UK and Ireland at the New Zealand global final of the annual 42Below Cocktail World Cup.

The regional heats of the competition have now been completed, with seven teams – each made up of three bartenders – now set to take part in the UK and Ireland final in London.

The winning team will head to New Zealand in September to compete against teams from the USA, Italy, Australia and New Zealand at the Mixology Masters global final. There will also be a place for a “wild card” team and a multi-national team of “Startenders”.

Team West London comprises Dan Redman Hubley, Michael Stringer and Csatlos Mate while Team East London is Terry Cashman, Simon Toohey and Alex Clark. Team Scotland is made up of Jamie Macdonald, Megs DeMeulenaere and Danil Nevsky, while Team Ireland is Pat Thomas, Nathan O’Neill and Daniel Mulligan.

Team North West features Max Venning, Dan D’Amelio and Matt Hastings, while Team North East is made up of Dan Aeyton, Clare Morrow and Dave West. Last but not least is Team South and West, made up of Daniel Bovey, Benji Ryde and Jolene Cadwell.

Last year’s global final was won by Italy but the UK and Ireland were represented by a Scotland team, made up of Aaron Jones, Ben MacFarlane and Nick Reed, and a West London team made up of Zdenek Kastanak, Andy Mil and Glenn Morgan (pictured in New Zealand).

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