Opihr Global 2019 winner

Lewis McKenzie from Axis Bar in the Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has been crowned winner of the sixth annual Opihr Global Cocktail Competition. At the grand final, which took place in Venice, Italy, Lewis competed against five other top bartenders from around the world, including the UK & Ireland, USA, Germany, APAC and South Africa. …

Interpreted Magic, The Beaufort Bar

The Savoy hotel’s Beaufort Bar is debuting a new cocktail menu that explores the “fabled history, dark drama and timeless romance” of magic through the ages. Launching on 16 October, the ‘Interpreted Magic’ menu is split into three distinct sections, each named after and inspired by one of the ‘three pillars’ of a magic performance: …

London Cocktail Week

A look ahead at some of the highlights of this year’s London Cocktail Week This October, DrinkUp.London is celebrating ten years of London Cocktail Week (LCW) with a mammoth ten-day festival, taking place from 4 to 13 October. Festival goers can soak up the capital’s thriving cocktail scene with access to over 300 bars serving …

Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai 2019

Emporia Brands and Chairman’s Reserve rum have named Milk in Reading the winning bar of 2019’s Mai Tai competition. The team of Connie Cain and Andy Turner of Milk in Reading topped the voting board at London Cocktail Club’s Old Street venue on 25 September, once again coming out first after winning the 2017 final. …

World Class Bartender of the Year 2019

Bannie Kang of Antidote bar in Singapore has been crowned the winner of Diageo Reserve’s World Class Global Bartender of the Year cocktail competition. Entrants from across six continents took part in this year’s contest, with 53 bartenders making it through the national heats. The competitors travelled to Schiedam and the Isle of Sky where …

Quaglino's 'Wishes' menu

London bar Quaglino’s is unveiling a new three-part cocktail menu, featuring serves based on the wishes, whims and aspirations of consumers. Devised by Quaglino’s bar team, led by bar manager Marco Sangion and head mixologist Federico Pasian, ‘Wishes’ is separated into three sections: Wish, Season and Wine My Way. The first section of the menu, …

Giulia Cuccurullo, Patrón Pefectionists UK finalist

Giulia Cuccurullo has been crowned the UK finalist of the 2019 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition with her cocktail, The Bridge. Giulia and her fellow finalists, Alex King of Artesian Bar; Josh Joyce of Fare Bar; Harry Cosmo Boardman of HMSS; Kieran Grieves of Cairn Hotel Group; Jack Riley of Present Company; Ryan Snedden of Lucky …

1800 Tequila Visionaries

Sam Boevey of The London Cocktail Club has been crowned the winner of 2019’s 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition. Now in its third year, the 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition is a celebration of creativity. 2019’s entrants were tasked with creating a cocktail inspired by an iconic artist from the worlds of art, style, design or music. …

Funkin Innovation Champion 2019

Funkin has named Alexandra Ulijaszek-Scott of Aqua Shard, London the winner of the 2019 Funkin Innovation Champion cocktail competition. Following a closely fought final, Alexandra landed herself a one-year, part-time contract with Funkin Cocktails, worth up to £5,000, a trip to Bar Convent Berlin and £1,000 in cash. To enter this year’s competition, bartenders across …

The Marilyn Monroe Collection at May Fair Bar

London’s The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel is paying homage to Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe with an exclusive exhibition featuring the star’s legendary outfits, screenings and movie-inspired cocktails. Four outfits that Marilyn Monroe wore in her films and press conferences will be on view at the The May Fair between 24 September to 21 …