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 …

The Drinkstagram Awards

UK drinks agency The Cocktail Service has launched The Drinkstagram Awards in partnership with Makers Mark whisky, with the winner set to receive prize money of £1,000. The agency is a supporter of the rise of cocktail culture on Instagram and has seen the bartending scene on the platform gain huge popularity over the last …

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 …

1800 Tequila Visionaries

Sam Boevey of The London Cocktail Club has been crowned the winner of 2019’s 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition. Now in its third year, the 1800 Visionaries Cocktail Competition is a celebration of creativity. 2019’s entrants were tasked with creating a cocktail inspired by an iconic artist from the worlds of art, style, design or music. …

Funkin Innovation Champion 2019

Funkin has named Alexandra Ulijaszek-Scott of Aqua Shard, London the winner of the 2019 Funkin Innovation Champion cocktail competition. Following a closely fought final, Alexandra landed herself a one-year, part-time contract with Funkin Cocktails, worth up to £5,000, a trip to Bar Convent Berlin and £1,000 in cash. To enter this year’s competition, bartenders across …

Double Dutch cocktail competition

Premium mixer brand Double Dutch has launched its first ever cocktail competition, offering bartenders the chance to win a trip to Amsterdam. The ‘around the world’ themed competition challenges entrants to create a “taste sensation for their favourite country” using Double Dutch’s range of tonics and mixers. Individual competitors will be judged on their product …

Funkin Cocktails has announced that it is extending the deadline for the Funkin Innovation Champion 2019 competition. Bartenders now have until 16 August to get their entries in to stand the chance of winning £1,000 cash, a one year, part-time contract with the fruit purée and cocktail mixer brand, and an all-expenses paid, immersive trip …