Blog2021-02-15T13:09:14+01:00

TROP-ECO CHALLENGE

The Summer Cocktail Competition Flashback to our Trop-Eco Challenge for which bartenders had to create a mindful, tropically inspired summer cocktail using a sustainable approach and concept. On July 27th, 9 local mixologists were competing at The Gudde Weater Terrace under judgment of the global rum expert, David [...]

COCKTAIL CUISINE WORKSHOP: LEARNINGS

THE WORLD OF FOOD & COCKTAILS MARK MORIARTY When thinking of fine dining and especially Michelin-starred cuisine, most peoples’ idea of a complimentary beverage pairing would immediately be that of Champagne and fine wine. Not so for Mark Moriarty, [...]

INTERVIEW W/ BANNIE KANG-OUTCOME

1. Advice for Competitions Read the rules! Know exactly what you can and cannot do for the challenge Know the judging criteria! See how you will be scored and target those areas. Focus! Decide what the challenge is actually wanting you to accomplish. Research! Dig deep into brand [...]

INTERVIEW W/ TRISTAN STEPHENSON-OUTCOME

1. Cocktail Categories for menus Most cocktails can be categorised into 4 types: long, short, light & dark. There are exceptions but it’s very easy to create menus based on these sections to make ordering cocktails easy for customers. You can then ensure you have other bases covered within [...]

INTERVIEW W/ MICHAEL CALLAHAN-OUTCOME

1. How to get more from your manager/owners. If you want to get more investment/permission to do more, then approach the issue as a business manager. What do you want to achieve, how will you achieve it, when will you achieve it, how much will it cost? [...]

BATCHES & BARRELS-OUTCOME

Batching cocktails has been around an awfully long time and has recently moved from being a frowned upon, budget, low quality method of service to a professional, curated system, especially popular in our current situation for delivery service and enhancing the dining at home experience. What is [...]

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