Scott Addison, Adam Day and Global Southern Showdown 2018 Winner Lee Jones

Adam Day of Wilderness in Manchester and Scott Addison of Beast in London have been named winners of Southern Comfort’s Southern Showdown 2019 competition. The two triumphant UK bartenders will enjoy a VIP trip to New Orleans, birthplace of Southern Comfort, for Tales of the Cocktail festival in July. The grand final of the Southern …

Funkin PRO Sugar Free Syrup

Funkin has added a sugar-free variant to its cocktail syrup range, containing just 1kcal per 100ml. The new Funkin Pro Sugar Free Syrup is a calorie-free sweetener and sugar substitute which, according to Funkin, delivers “a guilt-free sweetness to cocktails without compromising on taste”. It has been specifically developed in partnership with a number of …

Skylon bumblebee installation

Southbank bar and restaurant Skylon has unveiled a beehive installation and honey cocktail menu to support the UK’s bumblebee population. The new visual and sensory installation, which is running until September, aims to transport guests into a dripping honeycomb of dreams, featuring a fantasy beehive filled with beautiful flowers and summer blooms. Skylon has collaborated …

Samuel Treadway, Giffard West Cup

Samuel Treadway of Backbar Union in Boston, USA has been named the 2019 winner of Giffard’s international cocktail competition, the Giffard West Cup. The 21st edition of the West Cup brought together 17 bartenders from across the world for a two-day competition, held at Château d’Angers, a thirteenth-century medieval fortress in France. Each country organised …

World Class GB Bartender of the Year Cameron Attfield

Cameron Attfield of Disrepute, London has been crowned Diageo Reserve’s World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2019. The highly anticipated GB final kicked off on Tuesday 18 June with ice breakers and informal challenges, followed by two challenges at Andaz London Liverpool Street’s newly renovated Rake’s Café Bar on Wednesday. The first challenge required …

Nightjar cocktails

London bar Nightjar has launched the second edition of its Arts & Craft cocktail menu, which celebrates the innovations of independent producers and homemade ingredients. The Arts & Crafts philosophy flourished in Europe and North America between 1880 and 1920. Looking at the synergy between bartenders and artists, Nightjar’s head bartender Antonio Pescatori and the …

Opihr Gin Global Competition

Quintessential brands’ premium spiced gin Opihr is inviting mixologists around the world to enter this year’s Opihr Global cocktail competition. For 2019’s competition, bartenders are required to create a new cocktail using Opihr spiced gin, which should be shared on Instagram, with an image and recipe, tagging @OPIHRGin with the hashtag #OPIHRWorld. The cocktail must …

Jägermeister's Meister Hunter 2018 winner, Stevey Arroyo

Liqueur brand Jägermeister is bringing back its Meister Hunter competition to the UK for a second year. Designed to challenge creativity, agility, skill, depth of flavour and industry knowledge, the competition sets out to celebrate the versatility of Jägermeister and Britain’s cocktail culture. Meister Hunter welcomes entries throughout the UK with regional heats planned to …

The Hangover chlorophyll cocktail

Notting Hill-based cocktail bar The Little Yellow Door has joined forces with The Botanist Gin to create “London’s first” chlorophyll-based brunch cocktail. The bar is setting out to emulate the brunches sister venue The Little Blue Door has been throwing over the last year with a “quirky” breakfast cocktail set to “wake up, re-energise and …

Creative Disorders Splash It

Soho bar 100 Wardour St is celebrating the innovation, imagination and inner turmoil of some of the world’s finest creative figures with a new cocktail menu. Developed by bar manager Marco Sangion and head mixologist Federico Pasian, the ‘Creative Disorders’ menu takes cherished, conventional ingredients and proceeds to “distort” and “disfigure” them into “intrepid flavour …