Introducing the Imbibe Live Shakes & The City Competition

Imbibe Editorial

Imbibe Editorial

07 April 2016

Is your city the best cocktail city in the UK? Prove it, in the inaugural Imbibe Live Shakes & The City Competition.

This year, we’re giving bartenders across the country the chance to see their city crowned cocktail capital of the UK. We’ll be identifying the winning city by means of a cocktail competition, culminating in a final, live on Centre Stage at Imbibe Live this July.

To enter, find two fellow bartenders in your city who have what it takes, and together create a drink that represents your city. There aren’t any further rules than that – the sky’s the limit.

Send us the spec for your drink, as well as any supporting images or videos, along with a short explanation of how it links with your city. We’ll narrow the entries down to five teams, who will then duke it out on 5 July at Imbibe Live.

The closing date for entries is Friday 6 May, so get started today, and don’t miss your chance to defend your city’s cocktail reputation.

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