London based Mixologist Vitor Lourenco’s creation “Gin Lane” was voted top concoction by the team of Pro Foodservice Reps (PFR), representatives of American Metalcraft in the UK.
The competition was promoted via social media and attracted entrants from throughout the UK. Three finalists were selected by the PFR team based on originality, ingredients, flavour combination and presentation. Vitor’s Gin Lane was praised for its unique use of unusual flavours, including Perique tobacco liqueur and Kummel caraway seed, cumin and fennel liqueur. These smoky and spicy flavours were combined with stout and gin to produce a warming cocktail ideal for a chilly autumn evening.
Vitor, Bar Supervisor at the Rosewood Hotel in Covent Garden, was presented with an American Metalcraft antique copper cocktail shaker, jigger and four mini mule mugs by PFR Light Equipment Sales Manager Charlotte Deykin.
Runners up were Brandon Gatley, Middlesbrough with Black Forest Martini and Jordan Fry, Newcastle with Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
15ml Perique Liquor
5 Drops RedEye BittersGarnish: Grated Nutmeg + Smoked Juniper & Coffee BeansGlass: Goblet