Cocktail winner borrows grandma’s china
The winner of a recent cocktail competition “borrowed” his grandma’s best bone china teacups to present the drink.
The winner of the Sloane’s Gin “Twisted Traditions” national cocktail competition met the brief by marrying the British love of tea with floral notes and Sloane’s Gin.
As an added touch he also make his own vanilla macaroons to accompany it.
After four tense nationwide heats involving over 60 top bartenders from England and Scotland Robin of 64th&Social in Clapham was picked the winner. Second was runner-up Matteo Corsalini from recently launched 34 Restaurant in Mayfair and third place has been awarded to Ash Bovey from Sahara Bar in Reading.
In addition to cash prizes, all three competitors will join Sloane’s Gin on a trip to Holland where they will visit the distillery and explore Amsterdam’s bar scene.
Taking place at recently opened ‘gin palace’ The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker in Islington competitors faced a tough panel of judges including Gary Sharpen from The Cocktail Lovers, Joel Harrison from Caskstrength, Simon Webster from BarlifeUK and Sloane’s brand ambassador Joel Constantino.
On the following pages are images and recipes of the top 3 cocktails.