Artisan Drinks Co competition

For its new competition, The Artisan Drinks Co is giving professional bartenders the chance to show off their cocktail-making skills and have their creation preserved for posterity as a work of art. Entrants, who need to be based in the UK, can choose from a selection of five Artisan mixers to include in their cocktail, …

Meister Hunter competition 2020

Mast-Jaegermeister UK is rehauling its annual Meister Hunter competition this year, making it one of the first online cocktail competitions to hit the scene following the Covid-19 pandemic. The competition, which is now live, has been developed in efforts to support bartenders who are currently out of work, offering them the opportunity to do what …

Diageo Reserve Drinks at Home

Diageo Reserve World Class GB is launching a series of brand ambassador social media takeovers, designed to educate, inspire and entertain the on-trade and consumers whilst spending time at home. Launching on Wednesday 25 March, 12 brand ambassadors for Diageo’s premium spirits brands will take over the World Class GB and Diageo Bar Academy social …

Spirited Union rum

Amsterdam-based rum distillery Spirited Union is launching its first Highballer cocktail competition in March to find the next innovative expression in botanical rum. Open to bartenders across the UK and Europe, the competition tasks entrants with creating the perfect Highball using Spirited Union’s range of botanical rums, to be submitted via social media. The best …

Funkin Cocktails Pina Colada nitro canned cocktail

Fruit purée and cocktail mixer company Funkin is extending its nitro-infused canned cocktails range with the introduction of a Piña Colada variant. The Piña Colada, a blend of coconut milk, pineapple juice and white rum, is now a top ten cocktail, and joins three other serves in Funkin’s Nitro canned cocktail range: Espresso Martini, Passion …

Nicole Sykes

Nicole Sykes of Satan’s Whisker in London has been named the UK winner of the Bacardí Legacy global cocktail competition. The Scottish bartender took the prize with her Ladder cocktail and will now travel to Miami in May to compete against 40 bartenders at the Global Final. Made from Bacardí Carta Blanca rum, crème de …

World Class GB Final 2019

Diageo Reserve’s World Class bartender competition has officially opened for entries in the UK. The annual competition, which is now in its twelfth year, encourages bartenders from across the country to submit a digital entry of one or two serves, to be in with the chance of making it into the top 100. Bartenders have …

Famous tiki bar Trader Vic’s, located in London Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair, is introducing a new ‘Tiki-tea’ experience, offering a savoury French-Polynesian twist on a traditional British afternoon tea. The venue will be offering a selection of treats every evening from 5pm, featuring a towering table selection of “tiki-tastes from around the world”. Featured …

The K Bar's 'Terrior' menu

The K Bar at The Kensington hotel in west London has introduced its new ‘Terroir’ cocktail menu, inspired by famous European wine regions. Each cocktail on the 15-strong list has been designed to showcase the characteristics and flavours imparted by a selection of the world’s most celebrated terroirs. Wine regions explored include Bordeaux in France, …

The Ivy Chelsea Garden's Rose Petal Martini

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, bars up and down the country are looking to impress loved-up consumers with dreamy, enamouring cocktails. We take a look at what some venues and brands are up to mark the occasion. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s entrance will be adorned with an installation …