So it's all over for another year and what an event we had - it's such a pleasure to see Britain's top mixologists go head-to-head creating stunning cocktails for our panel of professional judges!
Decided over three rounds, competitors first created a signature drink from their bar, then a cocktail of their own creation before the most tense moment of the day: the Final Shake-off. In this they were presented with a mystery box of ingredients and challenged to create the finest drink possible from them.
Every entrant was a star in their own right but in the end the well-deserved results the committee decided on were:
1st Peter Nguyen of Mr Fogg's Residence
2nd Simone Marvulli of Holborn Dining Room at the Rosewood Hotel
3rd Danilo Lanteri of the Lanesborough
Peter's Final Shake-Off creation - The Mayfair Spritz - wowed the committee with a deft use of the ingredients presented and a natural flare for presentation.
Congratulations to all who joined us and until next year, Happy Mixing!