Leon Dalloway takes Inspired by Sloane's crown

18 July, 2013
Leon Dalloway

Leon Dalloway

Leon Dalloway from C.O.L.D Bar in London has been crowned winner of the Inspired by Sloane's cocktail competition.

The Briton prevailed from a field of 75 bartenders in total, the contest having been competed over multiple-heats across England, Scotland and Holland.

In the final, six UK bartenders – selected from heats in London, Manchester and Edinburgh – met with four Dutch competitors to battle it out for the €1,000 prize.

Dalloway’s winning ‘Hans off my Daughter’ cocktail was an unusual marriage of gin and stout, and a nod to the gin’s founder Hans Sloane, who apparently deemed his daughter’s choice of husband unsuitable.

Served with a garnish of Sloane’s Gin based chutney and bacon crisps, the cocktail had a savoury bent. 

The judging panel comprised: Gary Sharpen, The Cocktail Lovers; Dave Marsland, The Drinks Enthusiast; and Dutch cocktail writer Albert van Beeck Calkoen. 

The bartenders that took part were: Leon Dalloway from C.O.L.D Bar, London; Daniel Cook from Southsider Cocktail Club, London; Alex Jones from Almost Famous, Manchester; Chris Mosey from Keko Moku, Manchester; Charlene Holt from Apotheca, Manchester; Michael Cameron from Guy's Restaurant & Bar, Glasgow; Rudy van den Blink, Mecure Hotel Amersfoort Centre; Oscar Allan Eastman, Dvars Amsterdam; Marcel van der Ben, Bar Consultant; Philip Trinh Quan Huy, Freelance bartender.

Hans of my Daughter recipe

50ml Sloane’s Gin

5ml Chestnut liqueur

5ml Chocolate liqueur

50ml mulled stout (mulled with juniper, vanilla, coriander seeds, orange, lemon, liquorice, cardamom),

2 Dashes of Jerry Thomas bitters

5ml Honey water

1 Egg white

Shake all ingredients with ice, then shake again without the ice to create a frothy texture. Serve in a beer mug

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