Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Lemonade

Bartenders in the north-west have a chance to win a trip to Tennessee as part of the latest activity for Jack Daniel’s whiskey. The brand is launching its Tennessee Calling II programme on October 26 at The Liverpool Sessions – an educational event for bartenders based on the popular London Sessions series run by Rebekkah …

Fernet Branca cocktail with Challenge Coins

Bartenders are being invited to submit designs for a new UK coin for Fernet-Branca’s global trade network for aficionados of the classic Italian herbal spirit. Its UK distributor Hi-Spirits has issued the challenge, with a theme for the design of “what makes the UK bar scene so great?” A shortlist of coin designs will be …

London Essence Alpine Forest

An initiative has been launched by mixer specialist The London Essence Company to bring together talented bartenders to “explore and build creative potential”. Under the banner of “The Essence of the Season”, it will work with seven bartenders from London – where the brand has its roots – on a “collaborative forum” for the autumn …

bacardi legacy

The Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition is back, with entrants being sought across the UK to create a new “legacy” cocktail to stand the test of time. Now in its 10th year, the high-profile competition will hold regional heats to find its UK finalists who will go through to the national final in Amsterdam in October. …

El Pastor

Bars and restaurants are to celebrate one of Mexico’s greatest exports with the first London Mezcal Week, including a bartender cocktail competition. Running from September 11 to 17 across the capital, it will feature a series of events around mezcal, Mexican culture, art and food, ending with a two-day tasting festival for Mexico Independence Day. …

Grant's job interview

A search is under way to find a new global brand ambassador for Grant’s Whisky, with the three final candidates taken on a 10-day world tour to test their skills. In a job interview like no other, the finalists will each travel to three countries, ranging from Colombia to Poland, India and South Africa, equipped …

angostura

Angostura’s long-running cocktail challenge offering winners a trip to carnival in Trinidad is now open for entries from bartenders in the UK. To enter, bartenders need to create a pair of modern classic cocktails, drawing on Angostura’s whole portfolio from its rums to its bitters and amaro, with a deadline of September 10. The best …

SASH & FRITZ vodka

A cocktail competition for UK bartenders is part of a new drive to grow distribution of premium German vodka Sash & Fritz. The competition, with a deadline for entries of August 27, calls on bartenders to create a new cocktail recipe with the spirit. All entrants receive a 100ml sample of Sash & Fritz to …

Ting Mixologist Awards

Bartenders are being challenged to create a cocktail using classic soft drink Ting and El Jimador tequila in a nationwide competition. First launched in 2014, the Ting Mixologist Awards are calling for entries via Ting’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tingJamaica by the deadline of this Friday, August 4. The prize is £2,000 MasterCard gift card. Judges …

Sam Boulton Kaffir Lime Liqueur

Bartenders are being given the chance to create their own liqueur in this year’s Gabriel Boudier Wizard competition. UK distributor Emporia Brands is calling for entries from across the country, with bartenders required to submit a recipe for their own liqueur and the perfect serve for it. As well as a £1,000 prize, the winner …