Angostura crowns 2020 Cocktail Challenge winner

Rum and bitters producer Angostura has named Marv Cunningham from the Bahamas as the 2020 champion of its Global Cocktail Challenge, following the final in Trinidad and Tobago last weekend. Cunningham, from Aura Nightclub Atlantis Group in the Bahamas, triumphed in the competition’s 10th anniversary contest, which took place on 22 February. Rohan Massie from Hobart, Tasmania, was placed second and Agung Satria, from Vietnam, came in third place. The contest’s other finalists included Shana…

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Top Cuvée ups cocktail focus with new menu

North London bar and restaurant Top Cuvée has updated its cocktail menu with a selection of serves created to be enjoyed alongside food. The neighbourhood restaurant and bar, which opened in Finsbury Park last year, is the brainchild of former Dinner by Heston bartender Brodie Meah and Three Sheets’ Max Venning. Since opening, Top Cuvée has garnered a reputation for its food offering and varied wine selection, however Meah said the venue is now looking…

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Artesian’s Cuccurullo wins Patrón Perfectionists competition

Giulia Cuccurollo, of Artesian in London, has been crowned winner of the 2020 Patrón Perfectionists Cocktail Competition following an impressive global final. The final of the competition, which took place at Hacienda Patrón, Mexico, saw 21 bartenders from around the world tackle challenges that could earn them a spot in the top seven and the grand final of the contest. During the grand final, Cuccurullo faced Tobias Linder of Jigger & Spoon, Germany, Switzerland and…

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MO Bar tours the world to create new menu

To create its latest cocktail menu, Singapore’s MO Bar partnered with local experts around the world to uncover ingredients unique to their specific location. MO Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Singapore created the Nomadic Foragers programme to develop the menu, which saw its bar team travel to cities around the world to host pop-up events where they learned about the cultures and flavours synonymous with each place. After travelling the world to research…

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