“A European bartender cocktail competition inspired by British eccentricity, with a literary twist”
Last year I was happy to get along to the finals of the first Putting Pen to Shaker competition which was being held at Salvatore's Bar at Playboy. It’s not often I attend a cocktail competition where the drinks can be made from more than one spirit category, in fact it’s a requirement of entry as the competition sponsors (The Poshmakers
) have rum, gin and vodka in their portfolio. The inaugural winner was David Hamilton-Boyd and his prize was a fabulous all-expenses paid trip to Madrid, along with his self-penned story featured in Bar Magazine for continued fame and maximum exposure!
The good news is that the competition is back for 2014, bigger than before and with more at stake in terms of prizes!