Funkin Innovation Labs return for spring

Funkin Cocktails is once again partnering with Crucible to deliver Funkin Innovation Labs, a bespoke training programme for bartenders across the country.

The sessions will be led by Rosey Mitchell, who runs Three Sheets in London, together with Romeo de Wit, the authority on kegged cocktails.

Stuart Bale, the mastermind behind creative hub Crucible, will oversee proceedings, bringing his knowledge, passion and personality to the sessions.

Funkin Innovation Labs 2019 will follow a similar theme to last year, focusing on the importance and intricacies of balancing acids and sugars in cocktails, as well as Rosey and Romeo sharing insights, trends, tricks and tips in their fields of expertise.

The free to attend, creative and hands-on training will run across March and April in London Aberdeen and Leeds. Each session will be illustrated by Funkin-inspired cocktails, developed by the Crucible team.

Stuart said: “Last year’s Funkin Innovation Labs were most enjoyable and it’s great to be asked back again.

“This year I’ve captured who I consider to be two of the most exciting folk around just now. They have taken last year’s content and run with it and I’m really looking forward to watching them blast faces off.”

Ben Anderson, head of marketing for Funkin, added: “We are delighted to collaborate with Crucible for another year of Funkin Innovation Labs to ensure we offer the best in class training from the best in the business.

“Bartenders are always looking to innovate and experiment with new flavours and our training sessions are geared to bringing fresh ideas and inspiration, which has been at the heart of what we have done for 20 years.”

Funkin Innovation Labs are a prequel for bartenders entering Funkin Innovation Champion 2019, providing motivation and stimulation to help develop winning cocktails.

Last year, Shaun Hall from Vice & Co in Lincoln was crowned Funkin Innovation Champion.

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