The Classic Cocktail Competition

The Classic Cocktail Competition is a one-day cocktail showdown for pub, bar, hotel and restaurant bartenders.

Ed Garner, area training manager for bar group Nightcap, was crowned a UK cocktail champion after dominating the inaugural Classic Cocktail Competition on 16 October 2023.

The Classic Cocktail Competition’s mission is to encourage bartenders to spend more time thinking about how to serve spectacular classic cocktails to UK customers.

At the event, 15 elite bartenders are required to make six different classic cocktails each, all served in their own signature style. Cocktails are scored on: balance of flavours, overall taste/enjoyment, presentation, knowledge and skill.

The Classic Cocktail Competition will return in 2024.

For sponsorship opportunties, please contact Andy Gibb on [email protected] or 01474 520261.