The moment you've all been waiting for is here – the video of the recent Russian Standard Masters of the Mule final has been edited and is ready for your viewing pleasure.
Ten bartenders chosen as the finalists from up and down the country gathered in November at Village Underground in London’s Shoreditch to compete for the grand prize of a trip to St Petersburg, the home of Russian Standard.
After a tense two-round competition, which saw the finalists create a cocktail on the spot after pulling a liqueur from a mystery box, as well as a twist on the Russian Mule, it was Jenny Griffiths from Ten Mill Lane in Cardiff who triumphed, with Brad Price from Daisy’s in Sheffield placing second.
Griffiths impressed the judges with her brand knowledge, clear and concise presentation, and her Russian Mule twist, which mixed Russian Standard Vodka, lime juice, ginger and lime sorbet, ginger and chilli marmalade, rosemary and mint and Angostura bitters.
'I'm still in shock and massively chuffed,' Griffiths said. 'This is my first cocktail competition, and I was happy reaching the final. The fact that I now get to go to St Petersburg is insane.'
To read more about the final, keep an eye out for the January/February 2016 issue of Imbibe.