Sacred Spirits Cocktail Competition

Sacred Spirits is challenging you to innovate with their gin, vodkas, whiskies and aperitifs.

All entrants must submit a signature serve (name and recipe) embracing ‘the spirit of innovation’ to by 28 August.

There will be five regional heats followed by the final on 10 October.

The heats are as follows:

4th September – The Midlands: The Edgbaston, Birmingham, Carl Hawkins.

5th September – The North: Cane & Grain, Manchester, Lyndon Higginson.

6th September – The West: Hyde & Co, Bristol, Richard Tring

11th Septemer – West London: The Blind Pig, Soho, Paul Bradley

12th September – East & South London: Cocktail Trading Company, Brick LN, Paul Mathew.

The Final: 10th October – The Sacred Distillery, Sacred at the Star, Highgate, London.

Small Print:

Each competitor will have 10 minutes to produce a signature serve embracing ‘the spirit of innovation’. This should include a minimum of 35ml of sacred product. There are no other limits.

You will then have a further 5 to make a drink using a minimum of 35ml from the Sacred low-ABV range (vermouth, rosehip cup, sloe gin), with a maximum of 3 ingredients.

Marks will be given for taste, presentation, knowledge, innovation (signature serve) and simplicity (low-ABV).

The winner of each heat will take away a liquid prize, along with their place at the final, joined by the runner up.

The Final

You will produce your signature serve, compete in a mystery box round, and a distillate identification test.

Judges for the final include Alessandro Palazzi, Remy Savage and Ian Hart.

The Prize

The overall winner will return to the Sacred distillery for a day to develop a limited edition gin, available exclusively to their bar and at the Sacred distillery.

Of course, they’ll also receive a case of the gin themselves.

Any questions should be directed to