UKBG Cocktail Competition Seeks Fresh New Talent In London

London, home to some of the best bartenders in the world, is set to discover some bright new talent as the second heat of the UKBG National Cocktail Competition, sponsored by Wood’s 100 Old Navy Rum, heads to the Cocktail Capital.

The event, which will take place at the Red Bar, Grosvenor House, Park Lane on 24th June, will give the city’s bartenders a chance to show off their skills and have their recipe tasted by industry professionals in this iconic city.

Mixologists will battle it out to be crowned the best in their region whilst the crème de la crème of cocktail experts will judge their bespoke creations, and maybe even discover the next big thing. The winner will go through to the Final on 20th October for their chance to win and if successful; then to represent the UK in the 2015 IBA World Cocktail Championship in Bulgaria.

Contenders will be challenged to enter a recipe of a long drink, featuring a minimum of 35ml of Wood’s 100 Old Navy Rum and a maximum of five ingredients, that can be presented and served to four people within seven minutes.

Wood’s 100 Old Navy Rum is made from the finest Demerara sugar cane and is distilled in Guyana, South America. Bottled at 57% abv it is one of the highest strengths of dark rum on the market. With its smooth, sweet & mellow flavour, it’s the perfect choice for a cocktail!

The UKBG Cocktail Competition London heat will take place from 11am at the Red Bar, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. Entrants must be members of the UKBG to compete, with annual membership available from £35. For more info on how to register, please visit http://www.ukbartendersguild.co.uk

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