Bartenders were invited from all over the region to take part in a cocktail competition at Ta Bouche on July 14th, 2010. Contestants arrived at 4pm and battled it out across 4 rounds- mixology, speed, bottle cap flip off and flair. There were 22 entrants on the day from Twist at the Doubletree Hilton, Hidden Rooms, Jamies’ Italian, Ta Bouche, Soul Tree, La Raza, Vaults, Henry’s and Niche.
Special thanks to judges – Simon Purchase from Supremebeing, Will Lowe from Bibendum Wine and Spirits, and Tim Marchenay from Pernod Ricard. DjC for the long set! Sam from Oi! Listen and Andy & Graham for organising the event and building the Bar,
Contestants were awarded points for each stage.
The Winners Were:
Mixology: Mark Pope from Ta Bouche
Mixology Havana Club: JD from La Raza
Speed: JD from La Raza
Flair: Chris Whelan from Ta Bouche