As the on-trade reopens post lockdown and attempts to drive much needed business, UK distributor Cellar Trends is executing a Kickstarter Cocktail Kit Programme in support of its key customers. Key accounts across the country will be able to create each of the UK’s top ten cocktails, according to CGA’s Mixed Drink Q1 2020, using …

Muzai

UK start-up Muzai, a new craft cocktail mixer range crafted using organic, mindful ingredients, has made its debut. Muzai’s Yuzu & Thyme, Hibiscus and Lemongrass & Ginger variants are created from an all-natural blend of premium organic tea, kombucha, organic agave and botanicals. The versatile ‘Mindful Cocktail formulas’ are naturally light in sugar, with the …

Kraken Cocktail Kombat competition

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is supporting bars and bartenders post-pandemic with a new digital cocktail competition called Kraken Cocktail Kombat. The contest will see eight UK bartenders from London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Brighton and Manchester battle it out through a number of ‘drink dual’ rounds. Their fate will be entirely in the hands of …

Three Sheets Pernod Ricard cocktails

Pernod Ricard UK is supporting independent and local venues by collaborating with London bar Three Sheets to bottle and deliver seven exclusive cocktails. The cocktails have been created by seven fellow London cocktail bars and contain either Beefeater, Jameson or Havana Club as the key ingredient. Three Sheets will bottle and deliver the drinks, giving …

World of Zing

Pre-batched cocktail specialist World of Zing is rolling out 18 new bottled cocktail flavours, as well as new packaging formats, to assist the on-trade with the return to business post Covid-19. Among other flavours, the range includes a Bordeaux Cask Aged Negroni, Salted Caramel Old Fashioned, Persian Lime & Nori Margarita and Rhubarb Cosmopolitan. New …

Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Edinburgh Cocktail Week has announced the cancellation of its 2020 festival, which was due to take place from 12-18 October, with the event now postponed until 11-17 October 2021. Gary Anderson, Edinburgh Cocktail Week’s managing director, said: “Before I get into the bad news, I would first like to personally thank you all for your …

Cocchi’s Digital Futurist Mixologist 2020

Italian vermouth brand Cocchi has announced that the latest instalment of its mixology competition – Digital Futurist Mixologist 2020 – is open for entries. This year, the competition will take place entirely digitally, and for the first time, reach beyond its Italian home to welcome candidates from the international bartending scene. Digital Futurist Mixologist 2020 …

Meister Hunter 2020

The top ten bartenders from Mast-Jaegermeister UK’s Meister Hunter competition are set to compete in a Zoom final on 18 June, with a highlight reel available to view on social media. This year’s Meister Hunter competition was developed in efforts to support bartenders who are currently out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering …

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, …