Canterbury bar wins Dry January Cocktail Competition

Good Living Brewing Dry January Cocktail Competition

Jamie Proud from The Pound in Canterbury, Kent has won Good Living Brewing Company’s Dry January Cocktail Competition.

The inaugural contest, which sets out to showcase that no and low-alcohol cocktails can be enticing and delicious, invited bars across the south east of England to create a low-ABV serve containing at least 100ml of Good Living Brewing’s 0.5% ABV Binary Botanical.

Eight successful entrants were invited to the final at Michelin-starred restaurant L’ortolan in Berkshire, where they had the opportunity to showcase their creations to a panel of esteemed judges.

There was also a Ready Steady Cook-style challenge, where competitors were tasked with creating a cocktail from a mystery box of ingredients, which included Binary Botanical 0.5% and no-alcohol aperitifs from supporter Aecorn.

Jamie created Binary Reboot, a playful take on a low-alcohol Bloody Mary, featuring Binary Botanical 0.5%.

Jamie said: “It means a lot to me to win. I’ve always enjoyed being a mixologist and it’s hugely rewarding that these expert judges liked my cocktail!

“I believe, as the days go by more people want no/low alcohol drinks. and on our next menu we are looking to have more options for that reason.”

Danielle Bekker, co-founder of Good Living Brewing, added: “Our goal in launching this competition was to celebrate low/no alcohol cocktails, and we were blown away by the industry’s enthusiasm and the number and quality of entries – the range of flavours, infusions and presentation far exceeded our expectations.”

Binary Reboot
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