Monin cocktail contest looks for entrants

05 July, 2011

UK bartenders are invited to compete in the Monin Cup Cocktail Competition and the winner will represent the UK at the international finals next year.

The UK Monin Cup will take place on Tuesday August 16 in London’s Academy Bar (LAB), Soho from noon. Entrants must submit in advance one alcoholic and one non-alcoholic cocktail recipe. Each recipe must feature at least one Monin product, including one syrup and one fruit puree.

Competitors will have up to eight minutes to create both cocktails. Entrants must bring ingredients with them, except for Monin products which will be provided.

A judging panel will consider taste, visual presentation of the cocktail, consistency of drinks, creativity and style.

The winner will go through to the international finals in France next year and compete for the title of Monin Cocktail Cup Champion, and receive a cheque for £500. Second place will receive a cheque for £250 and third place will receive £100.

The competition is open to bartenders in the UK aged between 18 and 27. Entrants must submit the following information by email to James Coston ( by July 24, 2011:

  • Name of competitor
  • Name and address of bar
  • Bartending history
  • Shirt size
  • Email address
  • Contact phone number
  • Ingredients (in ml)
  • Glassware
  • Garnish
  • Method (stirred, shaken, blended etc)
  • Names of cocktails

Finalists will be notified by August 1, 2011.

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