The winner was Orlando Garcia from the Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath. His winning cocktail was the Akvinta Green Goddess.
Over 40 competitors from around the UK entered their specially created Martini style cocktails using Akvinta Vodka as the key ingredient, in the hope of winning an all expenses paid trip for two to Croatia, home of Akvinta.
The competition was judged by luminaries of the UK Bartenders' Guild, including Salvatore Calabrese.
The 12 finalists were:
Antono Simonetti from the Hoxton Pony, London
Alex Gilbert from the Crazy Bear Hotel, Beaconsfield
Antonio Dandrea from Penny Hill Park, London
Kann Engle from the Solo Bar Camden, London
Knud Schiebelt from Bowood House, Cippenham
Manuel Soro from 50 St James, London
Sean Jackson from the Crazy Bear Hotel, Beaconsfield
Stefano Cossio from the Dorchester Hotel, London
Vincent Orain from All Star Lanes Holborn, London
Giulio Amodio from China Tang, London
Julien Lafond from the Hoxton Pony, London
Orlando Santana Garcia from The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath
The Akvinta green Goddess;
10 ml Poire William
15ml Lemongrass and Ginger Cordial
2 White Grapes
Muddle the grapes and cordial together, then shake with the Akvinta and Poire William, then garnish with an orange twist and physalis.