It was a long Tuesday night in the Tiki bar as we hosted a Flor de Cana rum Florito cocktail competition – and we won!
Gathering together the best of Brum’s bartenders, drinks were made from representatives of The Victoria, Nuvo, Rose Villa Tavern, Le Truc, The New Inn, Bank, The Jekyll & Hyde, and of course us. Competition was fierce and with 22 competitors from Birmingham it was great to see such a good turn out – testament to the flourishing cocktail scene in the city and passionate bartenders keen to raise the bar for great drinks.
But a winner had to be chosen and the judges picked our assistant manager, Chris Langford, and his Manana de Cana cocktail – a mix of Flor de Cana 7 year old, sherry and pear brandy, served in a glass garnished with a hammock. Joining Chris is runner-up and Island bartender Mike Beedon, as well as Lucy Horncastle from The Victoria and Amanjot Johal from Le Truc. All of them are off to compete in the finals held in Manchester at the end of the month.
A massive thanks to all 22 competitors and everyone who came down to support them, and a big thanks to the three judges, Matt, Carl and Eduardo. Good luck to Chris, Mike and the others who will be flying the flag for Brum!