The Underground Punch Pong League (UPPL) begins next month, and in this video you can glimpse some of the drama and tomfoolery at last year’s final.
Conor Brennan and John O’Reilly (pictured) from Love & Death Inc in Belfast won the competition which is a twist on the game of “beer pong”.
Now in its third year, it will see tournaments held in seven cities around the UK leading up to a grand final during London Cocktail Week in October for the national Bartenders’ Challenge Cup. It is sponsored by Monin syrups and Plantation Rum.
Teams of two compete in the style of beer pong which traditionally involves trying to get ping pong balls into a cup of beer. For the UPPL, the beer is replaced by Black Pearl Punch, which is available at all London Cocktail Club bars.