Pro Foodservice Reps (PFR), representatives of American Metalcraft in the UK, picked the winner of a cocktail contest run by the US-based light equipment manufacturer.
The team voted London-based Mixologist Vitor Lourenco’s creation ‘Gin Lane’ as the top concoction.
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.
PFR praised Lourenco’s Gin Lane for its use of unusual flavours, including Perique tobacco liqueur and Kummel caraway seed, cumin and fennel liqueur. These smoky and spicy flavours combined with stout and gin to produce what was said to be a warming cocktail ideal for a chilly autumn evening.
Lourenco, 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 from Middlesbrough with ‘Black Forest Martini’ and Jordan Fry from Newcastle with ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.