Elite brands make inaugural cocktail competition final

The finalists of the very first Classic Cocktail Competition have been revealed.

Some of the finest pub, bar and restaurant brands from across the UK have been revealed as the finalists of the very first Classic Cocktail Competition.

Representatives from Be At One, The Alchemist, All Bar One, Nightcap, Loungers, Lucky Voice and more impressive businesses will now go head-to-head at the final, which takes place on Monday 16 October at Drake & Morgan, King’s Cross, London.

The event’s mission is to encourage bartenders to spend more time thinking about how to serve spectacular classic cocktails to UK customers, perfecting this essential part of a hospitality drinks menu.

“The Classic Cocktail Competition will give our team a platform for showcasing their skills and enthusiasm for creating compelling drinks, as well as an opportunity to learn from their peers across the industry,” says Charlie Elek, managing director of Lucky Voice. “We’re delighted that Filippo Resmini is a finalist, representing Lucky Voice, and we look forward to cheering him on during the final on 16 October.”

On the day of the final, 15 elite bartenders will be required to make six different classic cocktails for a panel of judges, with every drink served in their own signature style. There will be awards for each of the best cocktail categories, as well as an overall winner, who will take home a £1,000 cash prize.

The event is sponsored by Sanpellegrino, Anton Studio Designs, Les vergers Boiron, Maldon Salt, Ms. Better's Bitters, Oggs and Whitley Neill Gin.

The 15 Classic Cocktail Competition finalists

  • Albert’s Schloss
  • All Bar One
  • Be At One
  • Cubitt House
  • Drake & Morgan
  • Gusto
  • Loungers
  • Lucky Voice
  • Manahatta
  • MOJO
  • Mr Fogg’s
  • New World Trading Company
  • Nightcap
  • The Alchemist
  • The Coconut Tree

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