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Gin winner for Sloane's
Published:  10 May, 2012

A London bartender has fought off competition from more than 60 bartenders in the Sloane’s Gin ‘Twisted Traditions’ National Cocktail Competition.

Robin Webb (pictured) of 64th&Social in Clapham won the UK competition. 

Coming in a close second is runner-up Matteo Corsalini from recently launched 34 Restaurant in Mayfair and third place has been awarded to Ash Bovey from Sahara Bar in Reading. 

In addition to cash prizes, all three competitors will join Sloane’s Gin on a trip to Holland where they will visit the distillery and explore Amsterdam’s bar scene.

Judges included: Gary Sharpen from The Cocktail Lovers, Joel Harrison from Caskstrength, Simon Webster from BarlifeUK and Sloane’s brand ambassador Joel Constantino.

The winning cocktail:

Grandma Sloane’s Tea Time Tipple

➔ 50mls Vanilla Rose pouchong (black tea) infused with Sloane’s Gin for 10mins (no heat needed)

➔ 25ml lemon juice

➔ 10ml rose syrup

➔ egg white

➔ 2 dashes orange bitters

➔ (optional – violet essence atomiser)

Dry shake, then hard shake over cubed ice

Served straight up in grandma’s best bone china

Garnish with two vanilla macaroons and (optional) give a quick spray with the violet essence