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Cocktail Competition sponsored by Double Dutch Drinks

And The Winners Is...

Hamish Smith 
Neighbourhood 
Leeds 

One Talented Bartender Will Win a VIP Trip to Amsterdam

Finalists Announced

Hamish Smith 
Neighbourhood 
Leeds 

Mycol Cavalieri 
Coco Tang 
Nottingham 

Leah Jones 
Mr Coopers 
Manchester 

Thomas O'Connor 
Silversmith's Restaurant 
Sheffield 

Double Dutch Drinks

Awarded Virgin Foodpreneur by Sir Richard Branson for most creative, inspiring and disruptive F&B start-up in the UK and Best Premium Adult Soft Drink at the World Beverage Innovation Awards in 2016, Double Dutch offer unique flavours that revolutionise the world of beverages. Raised in the Netherlands, Double Dutch’s twin founders, Joyce and Raissa have a natural affinity with superlative drinks and excellent blendings. Their love affair turned to frustration. While the world’s choice of spirits has continued to grow, mixers and sodas have remained bland, resulting in the Double Dutch love affair that unites great spirits with complementary mixers that enliven and enhance.

WATCH THE FINAL ON WEDNESDAY 21 MARCH FROM 15:15 IN THE DRINKS LIVE THEATRE

Double DutchCompetitors are being asked to submit two unique drinks, a Summer style and a Winter style, containing any of the current Double Dutch Drinks range, and adding inspiration of the sparkling mixers Dutch heritage. All entries must be submitted online by midnight on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

Expressions available to use include both Cucumber & Watermelon and Basil & Pomegranate soda waters, Indian and Skinny tonic, Cranberry & Ginger tonic, and Ginger Beer. Any base spirit is encouraged to be experimented with to create two new Double Dutch signature serves!

The winner and a guest will visit Amsterdam in 2018 as the guest of Double Dutch, with complimentary flights* and visiting the city's Double Dutch venues for VIP signature serves.

Competition Rules

  • A maximum of 5 ingredients allowed, including garnish and Double Dutch expression, with home-made ingredients not allowed.
  • A maximum time limit of 10 minutes on the Drinks Live stage will be given in which the cocktail will be prepped and re-created for the esteemed judging panel.
  • Double Dutch Drinks expressions and basic bar equipment will be supplied at the final, with all other ingredients, garnishes and glassware to be provided by the competitor. No electrical equipment can be used on stage.
  • Judges will be scoring for knowledge on the Double Dutch Drinks brand, taking in the influence of the recipe idea, the appearance and presentation of the drink, the aroma of the cocktail and finally flavour profile.

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