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Monin has launched a new take on ‘Thirsty Thursdays’, to help bartenders and baristas alike challenge their creativity at home and inspire consumers. The brand is running a series of interactive Facebook Live masterclasses supporting bartenders and baristas in trying something new, featuring two respected industry creatives – Kenji Jesse and Dan Fellows – who …

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, …

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 …

Bartenders create Quarantine Margarita

Several famous bartenders from around the world who are currently working from home have come together to create virtual cocktail, the Quarantine Margarita, to reinforce the self-isolation message in a light-hearted, uplifting way. The bartenders responded to a call by Ansis Ancovs, a global cocktail champion and Rooster Rojo tequila global brand ambassador. The video, …

Meister Hunter competition 2020

Mast-Jaegermeister UK is rehauling its annual Meister Hunter competition this year, making it one of the first online cocktail competitions to hit the scene following the Covid-19 pandemic. The competition, which is now live, has been developed in efforts to support bartenders who are currently out of work, offering them the opportunity to do what …

Funkin Cocktails Pina Colada nitro canned cocktail

Fruit purée and cocktail mixer company Funkin is extending its nitro-infused canned cocktails range with the introduction of a Piña Colada variant. The Piña Colada, a blend of coconut milk, pineapple juice and white rum, is now a top ten cocktail, and joins three other serves in Funkin’s Nitro canned cocktail range: Espresso Martini, Passion …

Nicole Sykes

Nicole Sykes of Satan’s Whisker in London has been named the UK winner of the Bacardí Legacy global cocktail competition. The Scottish bartender took the prize with her Ladder cocktail and will now travel to Miami in May to compete against 40 bartenders at the Global Final. Made from Bacardí Carta Blanca rum, crème de …

World Class GB Final 2019

Diageo Reserve’s World Class bartender competition has officially opened for entries in the UK. The annual competition, which is now in its twelfth year, encourages bartenders from across the country to submit a digital entry of one or two serves, to be in with the chance of making it into the top 100. Bartenders have …

Famous tiki bar Trader Vic’s, located in London Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair, is introducing a new ‘Tiki-tea’ experience, offering a savoury French-Polynesian twist on a traditional British afternoon tea. The venue will be offering a selection of treats every evening from 5pm, featuring a towering table selection of “tiki-tastes from around the world”. Featured …