Daniel Laycock and Luke Cole have been named the winners of the 2019 Monin BarBarista Challenge. In association with UK Coffee Week, the competition paired professional bartenders with baristas, giving them the opportunity to showcase their creative coffee cocktail flair. At the grand finale, regional heat winners had to create drinks that perfectly balanced coffee …

World Class GB Bartender of the Year Cameron Attfield

Cameron Attfield of Disrepute, London has been crowned Diageo Reserve’s World Class GB Bartender of the Year 2019. The highly anticipated GB final kicked off on Tuesday 18 June with ice breakers and informal challenges, followed by two challenges at Andaz London Liverpool Street’s newly renovated Rake’s Café Bar on Wednesday. The first challenge required …

Cointreau's By Invitation Only winners and judges

Bartenders Nathan Larkin and Marcos Ameneiros Zannone have been crowned the winners of Cointreau’s By Invitation Only Margarita Cocktail Competition. Building off of the success of Cointreau’s 2018 ‘Margarita Loves Cointreau’ campaign, the competition champions creativity by encouraging mixologists from across the UK to come up with their own twist on the Margarita. The final, …

Hayman's Hopped Gin

Hayman’s Gin has released True English Hopped Gin, the first special edition bottling under its ‘Bartender Release’ series. The new gin was co-created by bartender Jordan Sweeney of The Wigmore Tavern at the Langham Hotel, the 2018 winner of Hayman’s True Taste Competition. Jordan’s prize included a five-day distilling apprenticeship working under master distiller Christopher …

Joe Harper from The Century Bar at Gleneagles is to go through to the global final of the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition after being named UK winner. Regional winners from across Northern Europe came to 1 Embankment in London to showcase their creations and see the most talented bartender from each participating country selected to …