Lillet's Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition - London - 9th May
The winner of the London heat of the Lillet Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition, which was held at Bar Américain, Brasserie Zédel yesterday, 8th May, was Calum Anderson from The Kenilworth Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwickshire with his cocktail Rhuby Summers. The competition was linked to Lillet's launch of National Apéritif Day launching on 16th May when Calum's cocktail will be mixed and served at Maison Lillet in Bordeaux.
Lillet Rosé has landed in the UK
For the first time in 50 years, Lillet has launched a new variant on the existing Blanc and Rouge offerings by creating a rosé.
Great chilled straight over ice or used as a cocktail ingredient, Lillet Rosé is perfect for summer!
Follow the link for some delicious Lillet Rosé cocktail recipes.
The Lillet Twisted Vesper competition - we have a winner!
Big congratulations to Alex Proudfoot from Raoul's bar, Oxford for being crowned winner of the European Lillet Twisted Vesper Competition with 'An Englishman Never Shoots Blancs'. Finalists from all over; from Scotland to France, asembled in Paris for the final this Monday.
The judges' decision was a tough one with every finalist offering a strong contrender for the prize, however it was Alex's unique twist on the classic, using Wray & Nephew and a grapefruit twist that won it.
The Lillet Twisted Vesper Competition Regional Winners
Big congratulations to all finalists and especially the winners of the regional heats!
Will Cox from Monteith's, Edinburgh - ‘Tazelaar Vesper’
Rob Wood from The Kenilworth Hotel - 'Regnum Defende'
Alex Proudfoot from Raoul's bar, Oxford - 'An Englishman Never Shoots Blancs'
Continue to read for the recipes and methods of these delicious creations.
Lillet's National Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition
Lillet has invited bartenders throughout the UK to compete in the Twisted Vesper Cocktail Competition. The competition, which encourages entrants to bring their own creative flare to the cocktail, also has strict guidlines to adhere to; the drink must not be tainted with juices and liqueurs and must comprise of no less than one-ninth Lillet.
Edinburgh kicked off the first of the regional heats, with Manchester and London hosting the last of the UK heats. The final will take place in Paris, the homeland of Lillet in the near future. Date TBC.