The final was held at The Magic Roundabout in London last night (August 9). The final four were: Alvino’s, The Bureau of Birmingham, Mahiki, and Trading House, both London.
The participants had to create their twist on the classic Mai Tai cocktail using two expressions of Chairman’s Reserve rum from St Lucia Distillers.
The prize is a training visit for two to St Lucia as part of the prestige Chairman’s XI programme.
Alvino’s winning Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai (pictured) was:
25ml Chairman's Reserve White Label rum
25ml Chairman's Reserve Finest rum
15ml King's Ginger liqueur
25ml lime juice
10ml pineapple juice
10ml orgeat syrup
Add all ingredients to shaker, shake with cubed ice, strain into chilled Collins over crushed ice. Mint sprig & Fernet Branca float garnish.