Kraken Cocktail Kombat competition

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is supporting bars and bartenders post-pandemic with a new digital cocktail competition called Kraken Cocktail Kombat. The contest will see eight UK bartenders from London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Brighton and Manchester battle it out through a number of ‘drink dual’ rounds. Their fate will be entirely in the hands of …

Cocchi’s Digital Futurist Mixologist 2020

Italian vermouth brand Cocchi has announced that the latest instalment of its mixology competition – Digital Futurist Mixologist 2020 – is open for entries. This year, the competition will take place entirely digitally, and for the first time, reach beyond its Italian home to welcome candidates from the international bartending scene. Digital Futurist Mixologist 2020 …

Meister Hunter 2020

The top ten bartenders from Mast-Jaegermeister UK’s Meister Hunter competition are set to compete in a Zoom final on 18 June, with a highlight reel available to view on social media. This year’s Meister Hunter competition was developed in efforts to support bartenders who are currently out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering …

Artisan Drinks Co competition

For its new competition, The Artisan Drinks Co is giving professional bartenders the chance to show off their cocktail-making skills and have their creation preserved for posterity as a work of art. Entrants, who need to be based in the UK, can choose from a selection of five Artisan mixers to include in their cocktail, …

Chairman’s Spice Lab

St Lucian rum Chairman’s Reserve has launched the Chairman’s Spice Lab, a programme designed to showcase the abilities and understanding of the spice rum category by bartenders around the world. Open in ten countries – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, China, the United States and Saint Lucia – the Chairman’s …

Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge

This February nine bartenders from across the world will travel to Trinidad & Tobago to compete for the world title of Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge (AGCC) 2020. The competition, which is now in its 10th year, welcomed 318 entrants competing from 55 countries. After impressing judges in the regional heats, the nine finalists are revealed …

Metaxa Twelve Competition

Rémy Cointreau-owned Greek spirit Metaxa has named Thomas Hay-Owens from The Venner Bar at The Bull Hotel 2019’s Metaxa Twelve competition winner. This year’s contest invited bartenders across the UK to create a new serve incorporating Metaxa 12 Stars, which were judged on four main qualities: Look, Sense, Listen and Explore. Nearly one hundred entries …

Opihr Global 2019 winner

Lewis McKenzie from Axis Bar in the Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has been crowned winner of the sixth annual Opihr Global Cocktail Competition. At the grand final, which took place in Venice, Italy, Lewis competed against five other top bartenders from around the world, including the UK & Ireland, USA, Germany, APAC and South Africa. …

Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai 2019

Emporia Brands and Chairman’s Reserve rum have named Milk in Reading the winning bar of 2019’s Mai Tai competition. The team of Connie Cain and Andy Turner of Milk in Reading topped the voting board at London Cocktail Club’s Old Street venue on 25 September, once again coming out first after winning the 2017 final. …

Giulia Cuccurullo, Patrón Pefectionists UK finalist

Giulia Cuccurullo has been crowned the UK finalist of the 2019 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition with her cocktail, The Bridge. Giulia and her fellow finalists, Alex King of Artesian Bar; Josh Joyce of Fare Bar; Harry Cosmo Boardman of HMSS; Kieran Grieves of Cairn Hotel Group; Jack Riley of Present Company; Ryan Snedden of Lucky …