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.


Vitor Lourenco ‘Gin Lane’
50ml East London Aged
15ml Kummel
15ml Perique Liquor
10ml Stout
5 Drops RedEye BittersGarnish: Grated Nutmeg + Smoked Juniper & Coffee BeansGlass: Goblet
Shake & Double Strain


Runners up

Brandon Gatley, Black Forest martini:
12.5ml creme de cassis
12.5ml framboise
12.5ml kahlua
12.5ml baileys
12.5ml cherry marnier
75ml milk and cream (1/2 & 1/2)
2 bar spoons raspberry conserve
Drizzle a martini or coupe glass with dark chocolate sauce or syrup.
Fill your shaker with ice and add all the ingredients listed above shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds and double strain mixture into glass.
Garnish with a raspberry skewer and a dusting of cocoa powder.


Jordan Fry, Breakfast at Tiffany’s:
50ml Wild Turkey 101
12.5ml The Dubliner Whiskey & Honeycomb
35ml lemon juice
2.5ml Aspall Cyder Vinegar
12.5ml Maple Syrup
1 whole egg
2 dash Smoked Bacon Washed, Angostura bitters
Glass: Coupe
Method: shaken
Garnish: mini Pancake & icing sugar
Everything you need for a healthy breakfast

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