Mamont sets food and cocktail challenge for prize of Iceland trip

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Bartenders are being invited to enter a food and cocktail pairing competition with Mamont Vodka, with the prize of an “adventure” in Iceland.

After the success of two previous competitions, The Mamont Mission III is challenging UK bartenders, in teams of two, to create three drinks using Mamont as the main and only alcoholic ingredient.

Two must be a long cocktail and a short cocktail, both complementing a dish that has been specially created by chef Alexei Zimin of Zima Bar in Soho in London. They must capture Mamont Vodka’s “adventurous” spirit and Siberian heritage.

For details and full recipe of Alexei’s Winter Trilogy dish (pictured above), visit the English section of “dishes by country” at

The third drink needs to be an infused vodka recipe that can be prepared in advance for the competition and will be judged on its own, with no relation to the dish. The brief is to infuse Mamont Vodka with “your personal adventure”.

The winning pair from the UK will join winning semi-finalists from France, Russia, Germany and the USA for an all-costs-covered adventure to Iceland in August. They will explore its dramatic landscape (pictured below) and take part in a friendly battle-off and grand finale.

The deadline for entries is midnight on April 25 via The UK semi-final will be held at Coin Laundry in Exmouth Market in London during the daytime on May 3.

The recipes must be described in detail, including ingredients in millilitres or grams, together with a step-by step method including glassware, preparation order and time as well as images.

The infused vodka recipe should also include infusion time and the container used, whether it is to be served warm or cold, before or after the dish, and as an apéritif or a digestif. No other alcohol apart from Mamont can be used.

The judges in the UK semi-final will include Alexei along with bartender James Fowler, owner The Larder House and The Library in Bournemouth, plus Mamont Vodka’s global brand ambassador Tamara Mazur and Simon Difford from

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