Mount Gay invites bartenders to event featuring winning cocktails


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Bartenders are being invited to an exclusive event for Mount Gay rum run by London private members club Home House, featuring drinks from two of the regional winners of its national cocktail competition.

Miguel Smith, international brand ambassador for the Barbadian rum, will host the free event on Sunday June 28 from 6.30pm to 9pm, presenting the Mount Gay range.

Guests can enjoy three different cocktails including a signature Mount Gay serve and the winning two Mount Gay Black Barrel cocktails from the UK National Cocktail Competition London heat, which took place on June 15.

The winners were Luke Ridge of The Ivy Club, whose cocktail combines the rum with Cointreau liqueur, vanilla sugar and Fernet Branca, and Timmy Falzon of Mahiki whose drink mixed Mount Gay Black Barrel with Lillet Blanc, Mandarine Napoléon liqueur and special tiki bitters. See below for the recipes.

Each cocktail will also be carefully matched to canapés created by Home House’s head chef, Adrian Martin.

It is the latest in a series of events run for bartenders by Home House which is in Portman Square, near Oxford Street. Home House has four different bars and two restaurants including The Octagon Dining Room and the Bison Bar (pictured).

Places are free but please email in advance to get your name on the list to jessica.b@stirpublicrelations.com.

Barbados or Bust by Luke Ridge
60ml Mount Gay Black Barrel
10ml Lemon juice
10ml Cointreau
10ml Vanilla sugar
2.5ml Fernet Branca
Combine all ingredients, shake and strain over a rocks glass.

Off the Hook by Timmy Falzon
50ml Mount Gay Black Barrel
15ml Lillet Blanc
15ml Mandarine Napoléon
5ml sugar syrup (2:1)
6 drops Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters
Stir ingredients with ice cubes, pour over large coconut water ice cube with orchid inside, and then stir briefly to get some dilution from a coconut cube.

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